An ideal candidate is one who wishes to help further the advancement of women in engineering and the technical sciences. At the beginning of both the Fall and Spring Semester, you have the chance to attend our recruitment events to get to know more about the sorority!
Is A.O.E. membership expensive?
Not at all! We try to keep our dues as low as possible through the use of our fundraisers.
How long is the process of becoming as sister?
The candidacy period lasts a total of 6 weeks, you will be required to attend an educational membership meeting once per week. This gives enough time for each candidate to learn about the sorority, and for everyone in the sorority to get to know each candidate.
How much of a time commitment is the Sorority?
As an active member of the sorority, you are required to attend the scheduled weekly meetings. Meetings typically run between 1-2 hours. You are also required to attend all the events the sorority hosts, unless previously excused. Events include, community service, sisterhood activities, socials with the fraternity, etc.
What are the accepted majors?
ALL majors are welcome to join!
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 where sisters get to socialize with our brother fraternity, our families, and our friends outside the sorority! Past events include a family barbecue, a Friendsgiving dinner, and bonfires. 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 networking opportunities in the professional field with the use of our alumni as well as nationwide in our other chapters, including Canada! We provide an encouraging environment for sisters to perform their best academically, and provide support for those who need it. In fact, 95% of the sisters in Alpha Omega Epsilon graduate with a degree in engineering or technical sciences! 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 panhellenic?
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!