Word arrives at Alpha Beta Gamma Sorority that Major Curtis (recently retired from the Women's Marine Corps) has been assigned as housemother. Her rules are strict: rock music, late hours and too many dates are frowned upon. She plans to introduce calisthenics, curfews, and mess duty. To make matters worse, she arrives in a wheelchair with a broken leg. But she does have one weak spot -- she is incurably superstitious, a fact one of the pledges plans to use to the sorority's advantage. By the time the pledge is through with her scheme, Major Curtis is all but bouncing out of her wheelchair and making for the door!