A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
— Isadora James


What Do We Do?

Professional Development | Community Service | Philanthropy | Social Events


Professional Development


One of the most important aspects of our sorority is the professional development we do! Our organization helps sisters to connect with other engineering professionals, and assists them in developing the skills necessary to conduct themselves in a professional manner and advance within a career. Some of the events we hold are:

  1. Resume Workshops
  2. Mock Interview Sessions
  3. Dining Etiquette
  4. Professional Dress Show
  5. Group Study Hours


Community Service


Community service is also important to us, as we strive to follow the Virginia Tech motto Ut Prosim, "That I May Serve". Some of our favorite service events include:

  1. Big Event - a community wide service event with thousands of participants!
  2. Relay for Life
  3. Greeks Giving Back
  4. Warm Hearth Home for Seniors
  5. Boxes for Troops
  6. Food Pantry
  7. Animal Shelter
  8. Humane Society
  9. JDRF Fundraisers and Events
    (JDRF is our chapter's philanthropy organization, so we have a close relationship with them!)


Philanthropy


Philanthropies, for those of you who are not familiar, usually consist of a small series of events hosted by another Greek organization, designed to raise money for a specific service organization. The events often consist of talent shows, bake sales, or other competitive events designed to encourage participation! Alpha Omega Epsilon's philanthropy is Take It to the Max, titled after one of the founding sisters Maxine Turner, killed on April 16, 2007. The main event is a dodge ball tournament, and the funds are donated in part to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and a scholarship fund in Maxine's name. Here are some of the philanthropies we participate in hosted by other Greek organizations, as well as the organizations to which they donate:

  1. G.E.R.M.A.N. Club's Gold Rush (donated to the winner's organization)
  2. Pi Phi's Angels in the Outfield (Aiding Literacy Programs)
  3. AΧΩ's Mock Rock (Against Domestic Violence)
  4. Alpha Phi Greek Unity Stroll Off (March of Dimes)
  5. ΧΩ Wish Week (Make-A-Wish Foundation)
  6. TKE Week (St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital)
  7. KD Fall Festival (Richmond Children's Hospital)
  8. ΔΓ Anchor Splash (Service for Sight)




Social Events


Finally, social activities are important too - we all need a reminder that we're not just engineers! Some of the events we participate in are:

  1. Weekly sister lunch dates
  2. Formal events once a semester
  3. Foxfield Races with the UVA chapter of AΩE
  4. Football tailgates
  5. Hiking and Tubing trips with sisters
  6. Bowling & other activities with other Greek organizations!