Alpha Omega Epsilon is UW-Madison’s only social and professional sorority for women in engineering and the technical sciences.
There’s always a good time to be had when a group of A O E sisters get together. Throughout the year, we love to have fun. Some events done throughout the year include trips to an apple orchard, attending sporting events and cheering the Badgers on to victory, sledding, and movie nights. In addition, as active associate members of the Panhellenic Council, College of Engineering student council, and College of Agriculture and Life Science’ Student council, we collaborate with other Greeks and student organizations throughout the year on events such as Homecoming, E-Week, and Greek Week. Recent events include cook-outs, mixers, chapter dinners, semi-formals and formals, and coffee dates. You’re always in for a treat when hanging out with Alpha Ep!
Academics are an important component of life as an A O E. Our chapter has many programs in place to assure the best possible academic achievement of each sister. From group study nights to goal setting to rewards, A O E aims to give each sister the tools necessary to succeed in school. Best of all, as all sisters are in similar majors, it’s easy to find a sister in your class or willing to tutor you!
The Professional Pillar sets A O E apart from many other sororities. This Pillar provides connections to and events about the professional world. Examples of some events are guest speakers, dinners (networking and etiquette), company tours, etc. Some companies will contact our chapter when they have internships or open position. These opportunities are then forwarded to the active sisters who can apply at their own discretion. This Pillar offers many benefits and opportunities for both personal and professional growth.
Philanthropy is also a very essential part of Alpha Ep. Our annual philanthropy is “Bumps for Humps”, a volleyball tournament benefiting the American Breast Cancer Society. Year-round, we work with the Neighborhood House to provide after-school educational and entertaining programs for children. We also can be found volunteering in many other places! With clothes drives, letters to soldiers, participating in other Greek Organizations’ Philanthropies and more, A O E provides plenty of opportunities to serve the community..
Most importantly of all, in Alpha Omega Epsilon you will find a family and a home away from home. As an Alpha Ep, you’ll call bright, motivated, and beautiful women your sisters as you join an open and loving home.
-Facts About Alpha Ep-
National Foundation Date: November 13, 1983
Founded at: Marquette University
Omicron Chapter Colonization: 2004
Flower: White Carnation for Candidates, White Rose for the Actives, and Calla Lily for the Alumnae
Colors : Royal Blue, Silver, and White
Jewel: Blue Sapphire
National Website: http://www.alphaomegaepsilon.org
Local Website: http://www.uwaoe.com/