The History of AOE

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. 

The Theta Chapter was founded at the University of Illinois on February 27, 1999, with a candidate class of twelve women. Through devotion and hard work, they built a strong foundation for this chapter to see that the sorority’s name and traditions be carried on at the university. Today there are over 50 active members, each of us striving to promote friendship, leadership, and professionalism to further the advancement of female engineers, while strengthening the bonds of sisterhood.

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.

Taken from AΩE’s International Website