Alpha Omega Epsilon?
I was looking for a group with similar interests when I first got to UT. A.O.E. was an amazing group of women who were all STEM majors. To me, that meant a group of people with similar goals, who understood the demands of being in STEM. I absolutely love the pillars of A.O.E. Sisterhood and Philanthropy opportunities were important to me when I was looking at joining a sorority, and now that I’m in A.O.E. I feel like these two pillars are so important to the group. Our third pillar of professionalism is super important to me as well, and I’m so proud be part of a group of women that take their work and academics so seriously.
- Samantha Metzger, (Sophomore)
Mathematics Major, Latin Minor
The best part about A.O.E. for me is how everyone has a chance to be involved, and there’s so much inclusivity amongst the girls. I know that I can talk to or hang out with almost any sister and have a great time, and I love that. I’ve found some of my now closest friends through the sorority and I am so so grateful for that. I was nervous to join A.O.E. as an upperclassmen, but I have absolutely zero regrets!!
Favorite Memory: Spring 2022 Date Party
- Rae Mikula, (Senior)
You should join Alpha Omega Epsilon because it is a great way to meet other girls who have similar interest and goals as you. Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional, philanthropic, and social sorority which allows individuals to grow. A.O.E. promotes women in engineering and stem fields giving everyone opportunities for leadership, friendship, and professionalism. This sorority builds unbreakable bonds and creates career developments. If that’s what you are looking for, then A.O.E. is for you.
Favorite Memory: Competitive Games
- Malika Arifova (Junior)
The fact that it is both a professional and social sorority is so special. My sisters are such as inspiration to me as well as a great resource to succeed academically. At the same time, all the sisters are also amazing people outside of their studies, and hanging out with them is a great way to escape from the stress of school.
Favorite Memory: Cabin Weekend
- Ellen Bobo (Senior)
A.O.E. has given me the opportunity to grow professionally and academically and really challenged me to push myself. I've made so many good friends and gained valuable leadership experience over the past 2 years. My life really would not be the same without A.O.E.!!
Favorite Memory: Getting Dinner before Chapter with my Family!
- Kay Pierce (Senior)
If you’re looking for a consistent support system to help you through STEM while keeping you social and active in the community, Alpha Omega Epsilon is for you. It took me a while to get used to the idea that everyone in the chapter would be there for me; it was overwhelming and a bit scary. The first time I really realized that every person in A.O.E. looks out for you in a really genuine way was at cabin weekend. We really had the opportunity to be vulnerable with each other, and our friendship was really solidified that weekend.
Favorite Memory: Cabin Weekend
- Katie Davis (Senior)
I chose to go through A.O.E recruitment because A.O.E provides the perfect blend of sisterhood, community, and professional support. Being surrounded by like minded girls and a culture of women uplifting women is something truly special that I wanted be a part and take advantage of. There is always someone willing to help you out with anything and everything at a moment’s notice, or someone to lend a listening ear and helpful word of advice. I’m excited to learn and grow with these wonderful girls in years to come!
- Georgia Ahrens (Sophomore) Civil Engineering
I believe people should join A.O.E because it’s given me a home outside of home. All the women inspire me, and I am glad I have a positive environment to surround myself in. Being a woman in STEM is hard, but A.O.E. makes me feel like I can do anything I set my mind to.
Favorite Memory: Cabin Weekend :))
- Kala Perry (Senior)
A.O.E. is important to me because of the support system it has given me. Throughout every class, opportunity, or position UTK has given me, I have found another sister with experience in that certain field. The sorority has provided me so many connections throughout my major, my interests, professionalism, and creating friendships. Joining A.O.E. has already provided me a wonderful first year filled with many gateways. Because our chapter is so new, I am excited to grow with it and see where it goes in 4 short years!