What’s your story, sorority house boy?

Q: What is your major and hometown? How many siblings do you have?

A: I am an Information and Telecommunication Systems major from Virginia Beach, VA. I have a brother who is three years older than me.

Q: How/when did you hear about this House Boy job? What sorority is it?

A: My buddy Conor and I went to a buffalo chicken dip philanthropy at Delta Zeta. We were eating the dip when one of the sisters asked us if we wanted food in exchange for light work. Obviously we said yes.

Q: How did your parents react after learning about your job? What do you think your friends think about being a House Boy?

A: My parents were happy I was making money instead of spending money. My friends think it’s a great gig. Plentiful food and good conversation over at the Delta Zeta house.

Q: What the best part and worst part about your job?

A: Best part would have to be meeting the girls. Yeah the food is nice and free, but there are 50 girls in that house and there are only two house boys.

Q: What do you think is the biggest misconception (if any) that outsiders have about being a House Boy in a sorority house?

A: Often I’m asked, “Do you have to be in a frat?” No. A lot of people think houseboys are fraternity men. Many of them are because of the close ties to Greek life.

Q: Was there an adjustment period in becoming a House Boy or were you comfortable working from day one? Is the job any different then how you imagined it being before you started or has it met your expectations?

A: The first day was a little rough but it was made easier with all of the ladies being so kind and welcoming at their dinner table. The job was pretty much what you would expect. Cleaning isn’t hard, it just takes time. I’d rather do it in a house full of women than at 7/11.

Q: What is your relationship like with other House Boys while working? Would about your relationship with the chef?

A: Conor and I work together on Mondays and Wednesdays. We get along well, we’re good friends. I don’t know the chef. DZ recently hired a new chef and I have yet to meet them.

Q: Do you have a favorite meal the chef makes?

A: The parmesan chicken is pretty dank.

Q: Are you in a fraternity? Could you imagine living in a house set up similarly to a sorority house, where it’s like 50 people in one giant house?

A: I am no longer in a fraternity. But I can imagine a fraternity house being a little bit different than Delta Zeta’s. A little more unruly but a little more fun.




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