In order to be considered a candidate, you must be a female perusing either a engineering or technical science degree. At the beginning of both the Fall and Spring Semester you can have a chance to attend a minimum of two recruitment events in order to be considered as a possible Potential New Member.
Is A.O.E. membership expensive?
No! The first semester as a new candidate would be the most expensive at roughly $250, which includes your first sweater and active pin. Payment plans can also be set up to accommodate any sister that wishes to do so.
How long is the process of becoming as sister?
The candidate period lasts a total of 6 weeks where you will be required to attend a membership educational meeting once per week. This gives enough time for each candidate to learn about our group, and for everyone in our group to get to know each candidate.
How much of a time commitment is the Sorority?
As an active member of the sorority, you are accountable for attending the weekly scheduled meetings. Meetings typically run between 1-2 hours. Also, you are expected to attend as many events as you can, unless previously excused. Events include, community service, sisterhood activities, socials with the fraternity, etc.
What are the accepted majors
Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority for women in engineering and technical science majors. For the Beta Gamma chapter, the list of International Executive Board (IEB) approved majors are as follows:
Computer Science (BS)
(Note: The majors listed above are previously approved by IEB. However, if you do not see your major pre-approved and it is under either the Engineering or Technical Sciences department, your major can still be potentially approved by IEB.)
What are some of the activities do you do?
We hold professional, academic, social, philanthropic and other sisterhood events. Professional development events are very important to the sisterhood because we take pride in being a professional organization. Some events include resume building, financial planning, and lectures from industry speakers. Social events are typically get togethers once a month or so to just hang out and relax with sisters, go out bowling, play laser tag, or anything else to have a bit of fun and unwind. For philanthropy, we participate in service activities around campus and the community, as well as donate proceeds from some of our fundraising events. Fundraising activities in the past have included sales of christmas ornaments, bake sales, and car washes. We are always open to suggestions in different types of events to host, so feel free to suggest more!
How can I benefit from joining?
Alpha Omega Epsilon provides sisters with networks in the professional worked through close connections with our alumni as well as nationwide with our sister chapters, including Canada! We also strive to prepare our sisters for the professional world. We provide an encouraging environment for sisters to perform their best academically, and provide support for those who struggle. In addition to the professional side, we also participate in a large variety of fun events that facilitate in sister bonding.
Is the Sorority part of Panhallenic?
No, we are not a part of Panhellenic but instead we reside under the College of Engineering.
Does the Sorority have a brother Fraternity?
Yes! Sigma Phi Delta (SPD) also has a chapter here at SDSU and we regularly do combined events with them!