Living in a sorority house is a unique college experience. New members move into the house immediately upon joining; some sorority members have the opportunity to live in the chapter house throughout all four years of college. The fraternity and sorority houses are located within several blocks of each other, providing a close-knit neighborhood, and within close walking distance to many campus buildings. The sorority houses are smoke and alcohol-free and many are equipped with several house computers, quiet study areas, television lounges, laundry facilities, storage space, and fitness centers. All have Internet access including wireless.
The sorority houses are owned and operated by a corporation board of alumnae who manage the facilities. Each sorority has a live-in house director who oversees the daily operations of the house. Additionally, sororities employ kitchen staff and cleaning service that provide a healthy living environment, including well-balanced and accommodating meals. Members missing meals for a class or late night study sessions can make arrangements for food to be set aside.