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 alumni networking 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 do time commitments for Candidacy and Active Status look like?
This is a pretty hard question to answer in a few sentences, so instead we decided to outline it in a document for you! Click here to view it.

 


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.
 

AΩE is similar to other sororities in the fact that we still participate in the Greek community through events like Homecoming and Greek Week. We also host social events like other sororities such as mixers, date nights, etc. where our sisters are able to interact with other members of the Greek community or just new people in general. While we have similarities to other sororities, we also have differences. One main difference is our size and dues. AΩE is significantly smaller than most other sororities in terms of the numbers of members and since we don’t have a house our dues are also significantly cheaper. 
 

Do I have to be an incoming first year student to participate?
No you do not! Your year doesn’t impact your likelihood of getting a bid. Though, ideally we would like for you to have a few semesters available left in your time at Georgia Tech. If this is a concern for you please just reach out to our Recruitment Chair at membership.gtaoe@gmail.com so we can clear everything up!

If I participated in formal recruitment, can I still participate in AΩE’s Associate Recruitment?

Yes, as long as you were never initiated into any other sorority. For more information, contact our president at president.gtaoe@gmail.com.


Does Alpha Omega Epsilon have a house?


No.

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, but we highly recommend coming to as many as possible! In order to be eligible for an interview on night 4, you must come to at least one Information Night and one of our first three recruitment events (Professional, Leadership, and Friendship Night). We love to see interest in the sorority. If you have any time conflicts, we highly encourage you to reach out to our Recruitment Chair at membership.gtaoe@gmail.com

 

Does it cost money to go through AΩE’s Recruitment?
We have no application fees for our recruitment process. Though, if you were to get extended a bid and accept, you will have to pay our dues each semester. More information will be released during our Recruitment Events!

Are the outfit suggestions for each night required?
No, but they are highly encouraged. We know that certain themes (such as Professional Night) can be intimidating, but do not fret! Come in whatever you have access to. We like to add the outfit themes to make the nights fun, not to discourage one to come.
 

What kind of resources could AΩE provide me?
We have three main values, Professionalism, Leadership, and Friendship. In terms of professional opportunities, we host a variety of professional events for our sisters such as grad school panels, resume help, etc. We also have a large network of alumna and current sisters who have held coops, internships, and full time jobs with companies in a variety of fields that are more than willing to connect sisters with opportunities. As well as being a professional sorority, we are also a social sorority that can allow you to meet lots of our lovely sisters as well as other members of greek organizations.

If you have any more questions or concerns, please email membership.gtaoe@gmail.com.