How it all began….
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of females who have majored in engineering or technical sciences. The Sorority was founded on November 13, 1983, making Alpha Omega Epsilon the oldest engineering sorority. Four months later, on March 22, 1984, Alpha Omega Epsilon became a recognized organization on the Marquette University Campus. Initially founded to unite female engineers of all curricula, the Organization’s mission has since expanded to include females in both engineering and technical sciences. The Sorority’s mission, ideals, and objectives have spread to other campuses, and as a result, we now have forty-five active chapters.
The Sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon promote ideals and objectives that hope to further the advancement of female engineers and technical scientists, while at the same time developing bonds of lifelong friendships. Alpha Omega Epsilon strives for scholarship and academic achievement. The sisters create a friendly, warm atmosphere where integrity, character, and self-confidence can flourish. The Sorority hopes to enlighten female engineers and technical scientists to the career opportunities available to them. Alpha Omega Epsilon encourages ties with other Greek and Engineering Organizations, fosters leadership at the Chapter and International level, and provides networking opportunities for its members. As a young Organization, Alpha Omega Epsilon allows each member to play a significant part in realizing the Sorority’s future goals.