frequently asked questions
What does "Social and Professional" sorority mean?
It's exactly what it sounds like! Alpha Omega Epsilon is a mix of the best of both worlds, as we like to call it.
As a social sorority, we host many social events like mixers and game nights to connect not only with other Greek organizations on campus, but with our own sisters as well. Our sisters enjoy events from date nights and semi-formals to virtual sisterhood craft nights. We maintain ourselves as a professional organization by hosting everything from LinkedIn workshops to alumi nextworking events.
What does the time commitment look like?
You can expect to dedicate about 4 hours each week to sorority obligations, but realistically the time commitment depends on how much you want to spend with our sisters.
Your first semester, referred to as your "candidate semester," requires 1-2 hour meetings twice weekly. Wednesday meetings are required for all candidates and active sisters while Mondays are exclusive to candidates. Candidate requirements also require about 2-3 hours outside of those meetings each week. This time is dedicated to connecting with the sisters and learning about the value of Alpha Omega Epsilon.
During your active semesters you are required to attend chapter meetings each Wednesday lasting from 1-2 hours.
During each semester as an active sister, you're required to meet our hour requirements: 9 hours of philanthropy, 6 hours of professional events, and 3 hours of fundraising. This averages out to 3 hours per week throughout the semester.
Outside of mandatory hours, our sisters love spending time together. Whether grabbing virtual coffee and talking about video game development or studying together at the CULC, our sisters love impromptu get togethers.
What are the financial obligations?
During a candidate semester, dues are $400. During active semesters, dues are $350.
Candidate dues can be paid in 4 installments or all at once. During active semesters, dues are paid at once or in multiple steps through a payment plan arranged with our treasurer.
Throughout semesters we also sell various merchandise and host events which occasionally have a cost associated with them, but these are optional.
How is Alpha Omega Epsilon different from other sororities?
We are not an NPC chapter.
A.O.E. is still a part of the CPC community, but we are not an NPC chapter. This means our recruitment is not as formatted, our requirements are different, and our focus is not solely on social development.
Our chapter integrates professional development into our organization and we actively look for women who are passionate about STEM as a requirement for joining.
We are a smaller chapter than other NPC chapters. We average 20-40 active sisters while most NPC chapters average 190 active sisters.
Our sisters know every member in the chapter, creating a tight-knit community.
Does Alpha Omega Epsilon have a house?
Across all our chapters, Alpha Omega Epsilon does not have houses on college campuses because it increases insurance premiums and causes dues to skyrocket. However, the chapter at Georgia Tech has an on campus housing block, meaning that we are all roommates on the same floor and building in campus housing. This is paid the same as regular on campus housing, and is entirely optional. If you would like to know more you can reach out to our Vice President.
Do I have to go to every day or recruitment?
No, only the 4th day of recruitment (Thursday) is mandatory.
That being said, if you are seriously considering joining the organization, we urge you to attend all days or let the membership educator know if you have to miss a day. We take attendance into consideration when giving out bids, but it is not a deciding factor.
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