The Alpha Omega Epsilon colony at San Diego State University was initiated on February 9, 2009. Beginning with eight original Alpha class members, the colony remained a small group of young women. With determination and perseverance the Beta Gamma Chapter was installed in the Fall of 2011 on December 3rd. The founding members spanned from Alpha class to Theta class, 19 in total. It has grown significantly in the last few years with the same ideals and objectives that sparked the desire to create a chapter. San Diego State University has also welcomed Alpha Omega Epsilon's brother fraternity, Sigma Phi Delta to their campus. A.O.E. and S.P.D. do many joint events throughout the year and continue to help one another grow.
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 twenty-six active chapters; and three additional colonies.
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.