A Letter from the President of the Theta Chapter:
On behalf of the sisters of the Theta Chapter, I would like to welcome you to our website. Here you can access information about our history, ideals & objectives, events, and of course our sisters. All of us come from diverse backgrounds and unite to make up the Theta Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon.
In 1999, the Theta Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was founded. 19 years later we have grown exponentially, but our ideals and objectives remain the same. We are both a social and professional organization as we are members of Panhellenic Council and Engineering Council. This joint membership gives us many opportunities to grow socially, professionally, and academically. Alongside other engineering organizations, we participate in Engineering Open House, host resume workshops and reviews, attend etiquette dinners and many other events to foster professional development. Outside of classes, we hold exchanges with fraternities, host engineering barn dance, and plan our annual formal and semi-formal. Philanthropy is also something we value as an organization. We raise money for various charities through events like a pancake dinner or a bake sale on the Quad. We also have many opportunities for sisterhood bonding through events like apple picking at Curtis Apple Orchard, movie nights, and craft making.
Our chapter strives to promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism for young women in engineering and technical sciences. Whether you’re looking for the opportunity to network with young professional women, meet your best friends, excel academically, or volunteer in our local community, Alpha Omega Epsilon has something to offer you.
Joining AΩE has been the best decision of my college career. I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people that have become my best friends. I have a family here within engineering here at U of I and it makes this big school seem small. Even though I joined as a sophomore, I was welcomed with open arms and felt at home after the second recruitment event that I attended. All aspects of my life have improved since joining Alpha Omega Epsilon, and I couldn’t imagine my life any other way.
Our success and growth as a chapter is dependent on the remarkable young women we welcome every semester. We would love to have you join us during your undergraduate career at the University of Illinois. Please browse our website to learn more about what we have to offer and do not hesitate to contact us directly to learn more!
In Friendship, Leadership, and Professionalism,
Jackie Nickerson, Beta Xi Class
Theta Chapter President