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Quick Facts & Symbols

History of Alpha Omega Epsilon

     In the 1980s, there was a push for more women in engineering. The female engineering students at Marquette University decided to start meeting in the hopes of forming an organization to increase the number of women in engineering. They decided to form a sorority and from there, Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded on November 13, 1983, with 27 founding members. As of 2021, we are on our 38th year as a Sorority and there are over 45 chapters in North America. 

     The Omega Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded at South Dakota State University on January 23, 2010 by 19 founding members. Having opened our doors to all majors, our chapter has extended the purpose of Alpha Omega Epsilon to all of those who join. 


  • Founded on November 13, 1983 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Colors: Royal Blue, Silver, and White

  • Candidate Flower: Carnation

  • Active Flower: White Rose

  • Alumnae Flower: White Calla Lilly

  • Mascot: Dolphin

  • Jewels: Blue Sapphire, Pearl, and Diamond


     The symbols and traditions of Alpha Omega Epsilon hold special meaning revealed to our members during the active initiation ceremony.

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