Alpha Omega Epsilon | Rho Chapter | Virginia Tech

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social engineering sorority that focuses on promoting women in engineering while offering the bonds of sisterhood. We were chartered as the Rho Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon on January 22, 2006. Our sisters are from all walks of life with many differing interests, but one thing we all understand is how difficult it is to be a woman in the male-dominated field of engineering. To help all of our sisters find a niche, our sorority is involved in a wide array of activities.

A Letter From the Rho Chapter President

September 19, 2018

Hello ladies!

Welcome to the Alpha Omega Epsilon Rho Chapter website. No matter your reason for visiting, we are so thrilled that you want to find out more about our sorority.

Our chapter at Virginia Tech was founded in January of 2006 and over the past decade has blossomed into a wonderful sisterhood comprised of over a hundred active sisters all majoring in engineering or related majors. Throughout my membership in the sorority, I have gained not only a support system, but a huge network of alum who want to help me succeed professionally and socially.

Founded on the three pillars of professionalism, sisterhood and service any girl can a find a home within A.O.E. From movie nights to trips to volunteer at a local food pantry, there is sure to be something that sparks your interest. Furthermore, Alpha Omega Epsilon is highly involved with other Greek life organizations, participating in other fraternity/sorority philanthropies and networking with organizations on our very own Greek council, UCFS. Our sisterhood, also puts on our own philanthropy in the Fall benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where we all come together with one goal in mind: “Make type one, type none!”

Our sisters are known for having great success in their undergraduate research positions, internships, Co-Ops and full-time positions. Our sisters and alum have gone on to spread the word about Alpha Omega Epsilon at their prestigious companies such as Lockheed Martin, Savannah River National Lab, Exxon Mobile and so many more.

If you want to learn more about our chapter and meet some amazing sister, please come out to one (or all) of our informal Fall recruitment events. Interested in joining the sisterhood? Please sign up to be a part of our formal Spring recruitment. Further information on the Rho Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon can be found on our website, Facebook or Instagram. And of course, feel free to email me and the rest of the executive board at We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

With love,

Rachel L. Yanoschak
President, Alpha Omega Epsilon- Rho Chapter