Being sick with the flu in sorority house

With this season being one of worst outbreaks in history, the flu virus is not something to mess around with especially when you’re living in a house full of girls!

Flu germs spread faster than sorority gossip and the latest fashion trend put together. Here are a few important things to know.

Make a doctor’s appointment.

Head to your university’s student health center as soon as you can. The sooner you begin taking prescribed medicine, the faster you’ll be back on your feet.

Let your house mom know that you’re not feeling well.

She may not be your real mom, but she can help you a lot. Keeping her up-to-date about your health is smart.

This way, she can inform your housemates and executive officers that you shouldn’t be penalized for your absences.

Email your professors and classmates.

Going to class is out of the question, which is why you need to take advantage of email. Ask your professors and classmates for help.

Stay on top of the workload by borrowing notes and skimming through the textbooks.

Sign up for a late plate.

You should be nowhere near the kitchen at a time like this, so have the houseboys box up your meals and save them for later.

You need to eat, just not at the same time everyone else is. On the up side, you might even end up with bigger portions!

Avoid the sleeping rooms.

Coughing and breathing spread germs very quickly with so many bodies in a room at once.

Find another place to sleep, such as your chapter house’s guest room or your sibling’s house nearby.

If you can’t find another place, consider driving home for a few days where you can recover and come back feeling as good as new.

Carry a mini anti-bacterial.

Whether it’s a cell phone, backpack or your own dirty laundry, you come in contact with bacteria everywhere you go.

Using it multiple times a day is key. You can even purchase various scents so your nostrils won’t get bored!


You must take the proper precautions when it comes to the flu because if it’s left untreated, it can be deadly. You and your sorority sisters share a lot of things, but germs? No thanks!

About Nicole (13 Articles)
I'm a creative thinker living in Austin, Texas and a graduate from the College of Fine Arts & Communication at Texas State University. Design has always been a passion of mine. My family and I have traveled to many places all over the country and although it's one of my favorite hobbies, I can't last long being far from good tex-mex!

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