Alpha Omega Epsilon | Rho Chapter | Virginia Tech

Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority that focuses on promoting women in STEM 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 male-dominated STEM fields. 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

June 25, 2020

Hello ladies!

I want to welcome you to the Alpha Omega Epsilon Rho Chapter website! No matter what your reason is for visiting, we are extremely excited that you want to learn more about our sorority.

The Rho Chapter was founded in January of 2006 and over the past decade, it has grown into an amazing sisterhood comprised of over a hundred active sisters in STEM majors. Throughout my time in the sorority, I have received so much support from sisters on campus and from a large network of alumnae in industry. This summer, I am working with a sister who is the Senior Project Manager of the project I’m an intern on. This sisterhood has helped me succeed professionally and socially by giving me the support system that I was looking for in college.

Alpha Omega Epsilon embraces our three pillars: sisterhood, professionalism, and service. Any girl can find a home in the sorority. With movie nights, study groups, and volunteering at the local food pantry, there is surely something that will spark your interest. If there isn’t, sisters are encouraged to create events based on their passions and interests. Additionally, Alpha Omega Epsilon is highly involved with other Greek Life Organizations. We participate in other fraternity/sorority philanthropies throughout the year and network with other organizations that are a part of our own Greek Council, UCFS, through various events. Our sisterhood also puts on our own philanthropy in the Fall benefitting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where we all come together with one goal: “Make type one, type none!”

Our sisters tend to have great success during their undergraduate careers here at Virginia Tech that ranges from undergraduate research to internships/Co-Ops to full-time positions. Our sisters and alumnae have spread the word about Alpha Omega Epsilon during their time at prestigious companies, such as Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, IBM, Exxon Mobil, Savannah River National Lab, and so many more.

If you wish to learn more about our chapter and meet some amazing sisters, please come out to one (or all) of our informal Fall recruitment events. If you are 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,

Mary DiSpirito
President, Alpha Omega Epsilon- Rho Chapter