The University of Maryland Colony of Alpha Omega Epsilon was founded on September 17, 2005, and established in Spring 2006. The sisters of Alpha Omega Epsilon at the University of Maryland are avid promoters of friendship, leadership, individual growth, and professionalism to all members of the organization, the community, and the professional world. Alpha Omega Epsilon provides many opportunities for involvement to help strengthen the roots of the chapter. Upsilon abides by the ideals and objectives set by the International Board. Formed with only fourteen girls, the chapter now has over 70 actives and is continuing to expand. Active in the A. James Clark School or Engineering, the chapter participates in engineering related activities like the Engineering Fall Picnic, Maryland Day, E-Week, intramural athletics, Relay for Life, and TerpThon. The chapter also participates in professional events as well as social events with other campus organizations.