Professional Resources

Alpha Omega Epsilon is dedicated to promoting the welfare and interest of engineering and technical science professions. Alpha Omega Epsilon provides its members with networking capabilities and resources that provide professional development. Check out some of the resouces available for further growth. 

BOOKS

The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power (Kaleel Jamison)- This quick read is a powerful book about leadership and personal growth. The pocket sized book is about 75 pages and contains simple but insight thoughts on self-empowerment and growth.  The pages are colorful and fitted with cartoon images making this a delightful read. The ideas expressed in this book are based on the author's personal expereinces and what she saw happening to people around her throughtout her life. It is great to read as an individual or as a team.

NETWORKING 

AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIChE - The American Insitutue of Chemical Engineers is focused on providing services and programs essential to the careers of chemical engineers

AIP - Dedicated to the advancement of physics, the American Institue of Physics serves a federation of physical science societies, and provides leadership through its own programs and publications

ASABE - The American Society of Agricultural and Biomedical Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems

ASCE - The American Society of Civil Engineers provides resources to ehnance the development of civil engineers.

ASME - The American Society of Mechanical Engineers promotes the art, science & practice of mechanical & multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

Facebook -  Facebook is no longer just for college kids who want to post their party pics. Businesses vie for advertising opportunities, event promotion and more on this social-networking site.

IEEE- The Institue of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. 

LinkedIn - LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you.

National Acadamey of Engineering - The National Acadamey of Engineering promotes the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. 

National Society of Professional Engineers - The National Society of Professional Engineers provides resources for engineers seeking their PE degree.

Networking for Professionals - Networking for Professionals is a dynamic business networking organization that powerfully combines online business networking and real life events.

NSBE - The National Society of Black Engineers is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more!

SPE - The Society of Plastic Engineers is home to nearly 20,000 plastics professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. SPE is the “go to” resource for plastics technical information

SWE - The Society of Women Engineers is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leader

Risk Management Policy

Alpha Omega Epsilon’s Risk Management Policy as of 1/6/2015

INTRODUCTION

The Alpha Omega Epsilon risk management policies are intended to assist the Sorority in reducing exposure torisks and losses by increasing risk awareness among our chapters, colonies, and members. The Sorority willprovide educational assistance to help chapters, colonies, and members establish sound risk managementpractices that will minimize their exposures.

Alpha Omega Epsilon members are the future of the engineering profession. Therefore, the Sorority is dedicatedto developing the intellectual, leadership, and professional skills needed to maximize their potential and strivefor their personal best. We are very proud of the professional nature of our Sorority. We expect that ourchapters, colonies and members will address the area of risk management in an equally professional andproactive manner. Our chapters, colonies, and members must evaluate their operations in each of these areasand respond with positive and responsible actions to reduce risk and prevent losses.Compliance with our policy stresses the individual responsibility of each Alpha Omega Epsilon member andcollectively their chapter or colony. It is to be followed in addition to any host institution policy requirements.

WARNING: Failure to abide by the Sorority’s Risk Management Policy will result in the loss of any insurancecoverage that may otherwise be available under the Sorority's insurance. Failure to abide by the Risk Management Policy may also result in the following:

  •  Placement of a chapter or colony on probation
  • Suspension or revocation of a Chapter’s Charter and/or prolongation of colony status or colony disbandment.
  • Placement of an individual member of the Sorority on probation
  • Expulsion of a member from the Sorority
  • Denial of initiated membership to a candidate

RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY AWARENESS

  • Upon association, each member shall be advised of and provided with a copy the Sorority’s risk management policy.
  • Each chapter and colony shall review the risk management policy at the first chapter or colony meeting of each school term, and shall record the risk management policy review in the minutes of that meeting.
  • A copy of this policy shall be posted on the Sorority and chapter/colony websites.
  • A copy of this policy shall be posed at the door of all events.
  • A copy of this policy shall be published annually in the Sorority newsletter.

ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

The Sorority will take responsible and good faith measures to assure that our members abide by law and policyand that our actions reflect in a positive way on ourselves and on Alpha Omega Epsilon. As stated earlier, noneof these actions can provide an adequate substitute for personal responsibility for risk on the part of those who opt to consume or to provide alcoholic beverages.

1. The possession, use and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, while at any Sorority event, whether local, regional, provincial, national, or international in scope; or in any situation sponsored or endorsed by any chapter, colony, or alumnae chapter, or by the Sorority, or at any event an observer would associate with the Sorority must be in compliance with any and all applicable laws of the country, state, province, county, city, or institute of higher education.

2. No alcoholic beverages may be purchased through or with chapter or colony funds nor may the purchase ofalcoholic beverages for members or guests be undertaken by anyone in the name of or on behalf of AlphaOmega Epsilon.

3. The purchase or use of a bulk quantity or common source of alcoholic beverage, for example kegs or cases, is prohibited.

4. No member individually or collectively, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any minor (i.e. those under the legal drinking age).

5. Under no circumstances may an Alpha Omega Epsilon collegian or alumna act as the server of alcohol at an event.

6. The possession, sales and/or use of any illegal drug or controlled substance at any Sorority event or any event an observer would associate with the Sorority is prohibited.

7. No Sorority chapter or colony may co-sponsor or co-finance an event where alcohol is purchased by any host chapter, group or organization.

8. Open Sorority-sponsored events where alcohol is present are prohibited. Open events are those at whichnon-members are provided unrestricted access without specific invitation.

9. When alcohol is served at Sorority events, the service of alcohol must be conducted on cash bar basisutilizing the services of a properly licensed and insured company providing professional bartender services.

10. No chapter or colony may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor or tavern (tavern is defined as an establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol) at which alcohol is given away,sold or otherwise provided to those present. This includes any event held in, at or on the property of a tavern as defined above for purposes of fundraising. However, a chapter or colony may rent or use a roomor area in a tavern as defined above for a closed event held within the provisions of this policy, including the use of a third party vendor and guest list. An event at which alcohol is present may be conducted or cosponsored with a charitable organization if the event is held within the provisions of this policy.

11. The following general provisions apply:

a. Reasonable precautions will be taken by the alcohol service providers and host chapters to prevent the excessive consumption of alcohol and to prevent the service of alcohol to underage persons by anyone.

b. Members or guests who arrive at an event in an intoxicated state will not be permitted to attend.

c. At each event, there shall be designated non-drinking members.

d. Ample non-alcoholic beverages shall be provided at each event.

e. The service of alcoholic beverages shall end at a specific time which shall be established and clearly published in advance of the event.

f. No “drinking games” shall be permitted.

g. It is recommended that events which include alcohol not be held on two consecutive days.

12. The following apply to recruitment events/events with candidates/chapter/colony membership events:

a. All recruitment activities and contacts associated with any chapter or colony, either formal or informal, will be alcohol-free. Recruitment activities associated with any chapter or colony maynot be held at or in conjunction with a tavern or alcohol distributor as defined in this policy.

b. No alcohol shall be present at any candidate program, activity, or ritual of the chapter or colony. This includes, but is not limited to activities associated with bid night, big sister – little sister events or activities, “family” events or activities and initiation.

c. There shall be no alcohol permitted at any event specifically planned for candidates.

HAZING

“HAZING” refers to any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full status in agroup) that HUMILIATES, DEGRADES or risks EMOTIONAL and/or PHYSICAL HARM, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.

“Hazing” may include but is not limited to the following: binge drinking and drinking games; personal servitude; sleep deprivation and restrictions on personal hygiene; yelling, swearing and insulting new members/pledges individually or collectively; inappropriate consumption of any substances or smearingof such on one’s skin; brandings including the use of markers; physical beatings; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; sexual simulation and sexual assault; kidnapping and blindfolding; being forced to wear apparel which is embarrassing, humiliating, or not morally in good taste; quests; treasure hunts; scavenger hunts; morally-degrading or humiliating games and activities; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; road trips; and/or any other activity which is inconsistent with academic achievement, fraternal, college or university policy, or applicablecity, county, state, province, tribal federal or country law.

CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS & ADDITIONAL INSUREDS

No chapter, colony or member, may enter into any written or oral contract or financial agreement using thename of Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority. This includes without limitation such agreements as leases, contracts, hold harmless agreements, liability releases, account statements, purchase orders, and hotel or banquet contracts. As the Sorority’s insurance does not afford protection for outside parties, no chapter, colony or member may enter into any written or oral agreement under which the responsibility or liability of some party other than the Sorority is assumed. Additional Insured status under the Sorority’s insurance requires the prioragreement of both the Sorority and its insurers.

AUTOMOBILES AND TRANSPORTATION

To minimize our exposures to automobile related claims, the Sorority strongly recommends that hired transportation (i.e. bus, limousine, taxi) be used when transportation is necessary for Sorority events or activities. We also recommend against “Safe” or “Designated Driver” programs because while they are well intentioned, they present significant claims potential.

Any individual who drives or provides transportation in conjunction with Sorority activities shall obey all applicable motor vehicle laws, including, those concerning vehicle safety, vehicle operation, financial responsibility, and the transportation and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Operators shall ensure that vehicles are properly maintained, and are operated in a safe manner. Rental vehicles shall be operated in accordance with rental contracts.

Use of personal vehicles shall be strictly voluntary and the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner/operator. Financial Responsibility laws generally impose responsibility for accidents on the Driver or Owner of vehicles. The Sorority assumes no responsibility or liability and provides no insurance to Drivers or Owners of vehicles for accidents or injuries, or for any damages to vehicles not owned by the Sorority that may be used in conjunction with Sorority activities.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT, ABUSE, OR MISCONDUCT

The Sorority will not tolerate or condone any form of abusive behavior on the part of its members, whether physical, mental, or emotional. This includes any actions that are demeaning to women or men, including but not limited to date rape, gang rape, verbal harassment, discriminatory slurs, unwelcome sexual advances orcomments, harassment of any kind, or any jokes, remarks or conduct that creates a hostile environment.

MEMBERS PERSONAL PROPERTY

Use of personal property in Sorority activities shall be strictly voluntary and the sole responsibility of the owner.The Sorority assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage to any personal property of members even if used in conjunction of Sorority activities.

WEAPONS, FIREARMS, AND PERSONAL PROTECTION ITEMS

For the safety of its members and guests, no Sorority member or guest may carry a weapon or firearm of any kind while conducting Sorority business, and/or acting on behalf of, or attending any event in the name of the Sorority. Personal protection items such as pepper spray, alarms, or whistles may be carried and used if needed.

HIGH-RISK EVENTS

Chapters cannot afford the exposure of sponsoring, organizing, endorsing or participating in events or activities which involve a high-risk of physical injury or damage to property. While no definitive list of such events can be given, Chapters must take a common sense approach to evaluating the risk of a particular event or activity. Examples of high-risk events include, but are not limited to the following: bungee jumping, parachuting, low ropes courses, athletic events such as boxing, roof-top functions, water skiing or other water-related activities, especially those activities which related to any type of temporary pool or water slide.

RISK MANAGEMENT VIOLATIONS

Violation of Alpha Omega Epsilon Constitution and Bylaws or other Sorority policy, failure to implement plans as approved or failure to observe the prescribed planning procedures may result in disciplinary action up to and including revocation of a chapter and/or individual member disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. 

Chapters & Colonies

ALPHA CHAPTER
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Founded at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday November 13, 1983.
Chapter Website: http://alphaaoe.wix.com/alphachapter
Region: Central
27 Charter Members

BETA CHAPTER
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Founded at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota on Tuesday, January 1, 1985.
Chapter Website: https://sdsmt.collegiatelink.net/organization/alphaomegaepsilon
Region: Central
19 Charter Members

GAMMA CHAPTER
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Founded at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, April 20, 1991.
Chapter Website: www.aoegamma.com
Region: South
18 Charter Members

DELTA CHAPTER
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Founded at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 1, 1992.
Chapter Website: http://aomegae-delta.weebly.com
Region: Central
14 Charter Members

EPSILON CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California on Friday, October 11, 1996.
Chapter Website: https://aoeusc.wordpress.com/about/
Region: West
11 Charter Members

ZETA CHAPTER
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Founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, April 26, 1997.
Chapter Website: http://aoepsln.wix.com/zeta
Region: East
27 Charter Members

ETA CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia on Saturday, February 21, 1998.
Chapter Website: http://aoe-eta.ca/
Region: West
20 Charter Members

THETA CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois on Saturday, February 27, 1999.
Chapter Website: http://www.aoetheta.org
Region: Central
12 Charter Members

IOTA CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Michigan at Dearborn in Dearborn, Michigan on Saturday, April 1, 2000.
Chapter Website: aoe.umd.umich.edu
Region: Central
20 Charter Members

KAPPA CHAPTER (inactive)
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Founded at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota on Saturday, April 28, 2001.
Region: Central
13 Charter Members

LAMBDA CHAPTER (inactive)
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Founded at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, June 2, 2001.
Region: Central
10 Charter Members

MU CHAPTER
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Founded at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois on Sunday, March 28, 2004.
Chapter Website: http://aoemuniu.wixsite.com/aoe-mu
Region: Central
10 Charter Members

NU CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware on Saturday, April 3, 2004.
Chapter Website: http://sites.udel.edu/aoenuchapter
Region: East
16 Charter Members

XI CHAPTER
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Founded at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina on Saturday, August 21, 2004.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aoeclemson
Region: South
18 Charter Members

OMICRON CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Wisconsin at Madison in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, December 12, 2004.
Chapter Website: http://www.aoemadison.weebly.com
Region: Central
9 Charter Members

PI CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, April 23, 2005.
Chapter Website: http://alphaomegaepsilonatuva.com
Region: South
13 Charter Members

RHO CHAPTER
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Founded at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia on Sunday, January 22, 2006.
Chapter Website: http://www.aoe.org.vt.edu
Region: South
21 Charter Members

SIGMA CHAPTER
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Founded at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, February 4, 2006.
Chapter Website: http://www.gtaoe.org/
Region: South
30 Charter Members

TAU CHAPTER
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Founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on Saturday, April 23, 2006.
Chapter Website: http://rpialphaomegaepsilon.com
Region: East
30 Charter Members

UPSILON CHAPTER
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Founded at The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland on Saturday, April 30, 2006.
Chapter Website: http://aoeupsilon.weebly.com
Region: East
18 Charter Members

PHI CHAPTER
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Founded at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, November 17, 2007.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaOmegaEpsilonLamarU
Region: South
10 Charter Members

CHI CHAPTER
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Founded at The George Washington University in Washington, District of Columbia on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
Chapter Website: aoegwu.tumblr.com
Region: East
9 Charter Members

PSI CHAPTER
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Founded at Binghamton University in Vestal, New York on Saturday, March 21, 2009.
Chapter Website: http://www.binghamtonaoe.org/
Region: East
17 Charter Members

OMEGA CHAPTER
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Founded at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota on Saturday, January 23, 2010.
Chapter Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aoeomega/home
Region: Central
16 Charter Members

BETA ALPHA CHAPTER
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Founded at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas on April 25, 2010.
Chapter Website: www.orgs.ttu.edu/aoe
Region: South
9 Charter Members

BETA BETA CHAPTER
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Founded at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan in Kelowna, Bristish Columbia, March 26, 2011.
Chapter Website: http://www.ubcoaoe.com
Region: West
11 Charter Members

BETA GAMMA CHAPTER
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Founded at San Diego State University in San Diego, California on December 3, 2011.
Chapter Website: http://www.sdsuaoe.com/
Region: West
19 Charter Members

BETA DELTA CHAPTER
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Founded at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida on January 21, 2012.
Chapter Website: http://alphaomegaepsilonfau.blogspot.com
Region: South
18 Charter Members

BETA EPSILON CHAPTER
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Founded at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 28, 2012.
Chapter Website: http://www.upennaoe.com/
Region: East
17 Charter Members

BETA ZETA CHAPTER
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Founded at the University of Missouri in Columbia Missouri on April 21, 2012.
Chapter Website: http://www.alphaomegaepsilon-betazeta.com
Region: Central
40 Charter Members

BETA ETA CHAPTER
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Founded at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Chapter Website: http://aoe.studentorgs.wvu.edu
Region: South
25 Charter Members

BETA THETA CHAPTER
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Founded at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Chapter Website: https://sbuaoe.wordpress.com/
Region: East
13 Charter Members

BETA IOTA CHAPTER
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Founded at California Polytehnic State University, San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, California on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Chapter Website: http://calpolyalphaomegaepsilon.com
Region: West
18 Charter Members

BETA KAPPA CHAPTER
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Founded at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 26, 2013.
Chapter Website: http://aoeuncc.wix.com/alphaomegaepsilon
Region: South
20 Charter Members

BETA LAMBDA CHAPTER
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Founded at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on February 22, 2014.
Chapter Website: http://aoebetalambdalehigh.wix.com/luaoe
Region: East
36 Charter Members

BETA MU CHAPTER
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Founded at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 1, 2014.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/aoe.drexel
Region: East
23 Charter Members

BETA NU CHAPTER
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Founded at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama on March 30, 2014.
Chapter Website: http://auburnaoe.com/
Region: South
24 Charter Members

BETA XI CHAPTER
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Founded at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on April 19, 2014.
Chapter Website: http://aoeatwashu.com/
Region: Central
17 Charter Members

BETA OMICRON CHAPTER
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Founded at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey on May 3, 2014.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/RutgersAOE/
Region: East
17 Charter Members

BETA PI CHAPTER
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Founded at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma on April 11, 2015.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/A.O.E.okstate/
Region: South
21 Charter Members

BETA RHO CHAPTER
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Founded at University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on January 23, 2016.
Chapter Website: https://www.facebook.com/alphaomegaepsilonUA
Region: South
47 Charter Members

BETA SIGMA CHAPTER
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Founded at New York University in New York, New York on February 27, 2016.
Chapter Website: tinyurl.com/aoebetasigma
Region: East
23 Charter Members

BETA TAU CHAPTER
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Founded at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas on March 12, 2016.
Chapter Website: facebook.com/AlphaOmegaEpsilonBetatau
Region: Central
13 Charter Members

BETA UPSILON CHAPTER
Founded at San Jose State University in San Jose, California on May 6, 2017.
Chapter Website: http://aoesjsu.wixsite.com/aoesjsu/
Region: West
26 Charter Members

WIDENER UNIVERSITY COLONY
Founded at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania on October 8, 2016.
Region: East