History of A.O.E.


Female engineering students at Marquette University started meeting in

hopes of forming an organization for the increasing number of women in engineering.

These charter members’ hard work brought their dream to a reality. The Founder’s Day

of Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority is designated as November 13, 1983. On March 22,

1984, the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU) voted on and approved

the constitution and Alpha Omega Epsilon became a recognized organization on

Marquette University’s campus. In May 1984, the first elections of the Alpha Chapter

were held as we voted on our first executive board. Mary Ruth Szews was the first

President. AS a recognized local sorority, Alpha Omega Epsilon was represented on the

’84-’85 Panhellenic Conference attaining the Presidential office and representatives.

The first candidate class was initiated in Fall of 1984, which nearly doubled the number

of members.