An Associate Member Sorority.
National Fast Facts:
- Chapter Colors: Royal Blue, Silver, White
- Chapter Symbol: Dolphin
- Chapter Flower: White Carnation, White Rose, White Calla-lily
- Philanthropy: Dress for Success and the AΩE Foundation
- Date and Founding: Marquette University, November 13, 1983
About Alpha Omega Epsilon:
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority composed of female engineering and technical science students and alumnae. Founded on November 13, 1983 the sorority promotes ideals and objectives that further the advancement of female engineers and technical scientists. At the same time the Sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon develop bonds of lifelong friendships and strive for scholarship and academic achievement.
About the Tau Chapter:
A meeting was held in October of 2004, which 18 people attended. Once this first step of inviting others to join was taken, there was no looking back. Throughout the following year, the group then held many meetings and events and started to develop close friendships within the organization. Then on October 22, 2005, they were installed as a colony by the IEB President Jessica Linck with 21 members. They began to learn all the necessary information about the history of Alpha Omega Epsilon and what being a sister in this organization would mean. In order to expedite the process of becoming a chapter, they crammed the suggested eight week candidate period into four hectic weeks.
In the spring of 2006 the group held its first recruitment and began the candidate process with nine amazingly enthusiastic girls. They spent the semester getting to know them and focusing towards becoming a chapter. After months of hard work and lots of waiting, they were finally inducted as the Tau Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon on April 23, 2006. The semester ended as the newly installed chapter held its first alumnae ceremony.