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.

We participate in a variety of Professional Development, Community Service,
Philanthropy, and Social events.

Visit our national website at!

A Letter From the Rho Chapter's President

October 1, 2017

Hello ladies!

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to the Alpha Omega Epsilon Rho Chapter website. We are so happy you gave us a visit!

To give you a little background, our sorority is made up entirely of female engineers at Virginia Tech. We have a tight sisterhood that seeks high achievement in our academics, professions, and relationships. Our sisters are very successful in all that they do -- be it undergraduate research, internships and co-ops, service in the military, you name it. We even have sisters who now work for very prestigious companies like Boeing, Dupont, GE, and Lockheed Martin. Each and every one of our sisters have individual passions they bring to AΩE that help bind us together as one of the largest AΩE chapters in the nation!

Professionalism, sisterhood, and service are what our values are based on. Last year, our chapter had the highest number of service and professional hours completed per sister of all AΩE chapters in the nation! We also participate in several Greek philanthropies throughout the year and even hold our own every fall. Our philanthropy is called Take It To The Max, which is a week-long event supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). We dedicate our philanthropy to one of our founding sisters, Maxine Turner, who died in April 2007. We are all so passionate about making Type One, type None!

I know for myself and many other sisters, AΩE has been a guiding light through college. It is through this organization that I have grown up, found myself, and made lifelong friendships. AΩE has given me and my sisters the opportunity to be 100% true to ourselves - something I think is irreplaceable and hard to come by. There is nothing but respect, love, motivation, and admiration among our members. Everyone is so unique and uses their individual talents to make our organization that much better.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do and what we stand for, every fall we hold three informal recruitment events, so please consider coming out! Formal recruitment takes place at the beginning of spring semester, upon everyone's return to school. If you have any more questions about our chapter that you cannot find on the website, please email our Executive Board at or visit our national website, for more information about our organization.

With love,

Rachel Stein
President, Alpha Omega Epsilon- Rho Chapter