Yes, you get out of cooking and bathroom cleaning (whew!), but Alpha Chi housing comes with responsibilities, too. Some of those responsibilities are financial, others social. Some ensure you and your sisters’ safety. Others make your home a remarkable place to live and learn. Some teach fiscal responsibility. Others teach leadership and planning. Some are just plain fun. Others teach vital lessons about getting along.
While we employ a professional house director at most facilities, our collegians are in charge. You’re in charge of planning and managing the budget. Working with the chefs to plan menus. Roommate relations. Room inspections. The cleaning service. Academic performance. Activity planning. Discipline. And more.
To ensure that these responsibilities are shared equally, all members are required to live in the chapter facility at some point during college—maybe even the entire time. Even those who live off campus continue to share in the chapter’s financial cost, because part of your role as an Alpha Chi Omega is to help keep your house and chapter thriving.
In the end, the lessons learned from living in one of our sorority houses are invaluable. And they provide a great transition between your childhood home and making your own way after college.