About Us

History

The History of AΩE

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-seven 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.

Psi Chapter History

The Psi chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded on March 21, 2009 by 17 members who wanted to unite females of all engineer and technical science curricula. Alpha Omega Epsilon is a recognized member of the Professional Fraternity Council at Binghamton University. The Professional Fraternity Council helps regulate and advise its members along with overseeing their well being. PFC was founded in 2006 and officially recognized into Greek Life in 2008. It is made up of 7 Fraternities as well as Alpha Omega Epsilon, the only professional Sorority here at Binghamton University.

Facts

Founded

November 13th, 1983
​Marquette University

Colors

Royal Blue
Silver
​White

Jewels:

Blue Sapphire
Pear
​Diamond

Mascot:

Dolphin

Candidate Flower:

White Carnation

Active Flower:

White Rose

Alumnae Flower:

White Calla Lily

Ideals

1

As an individual, I will promote integrity, character, honesty, self-confidence, and uphold my financial responsibilities.

2

As a Sorority, we will promote unity, friendship, professionalism, follow traditions, and maintain our image.

3

As an integral part of the school, we will promote engineering and technical science activities, high scholastic standards, and strong relations between students and faculty.

4

As an active member in the community, we will promote understanding, knowledge, and communication within our profession.

Objectives

1

To create friendships while promoting self-confidence, professionalism and
​motivation among female engineers and technical scientists of all curricula.

2

To work for the betterment of the individual and the Sorority as a whole.

3

To create a friendly and warm environment among its members.

4

To promote the welfare and interest of the profession.

5

To strengthen the relationships between students and faculty.

6

To enhance educational achievements and scholarship.

7

To help develop the highest standards of personal integrity and character.

8

To foster and maintain the bond of sisterhood through a continuing program for the alumnae.