"Upholding Devotion to the Standards and Dignity of the Engineering Profession"

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"The Obligation"

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Upcoming Events
Apr
29
Sat
5:00 pm Order of the Engineer Ceremony (... @ Order of the Engineer Ceremony (Link #289)
Order of the Engineer Ceremony (... @ Order of the Engineer Ceremony (Link #289)
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony (Link #289).
May
1
Mon
5:30 pm Order of the Engineer @ University of New Mexico
Order of the Engineer @ University of New Mexico
May 1 @ 5:30 pm
Induction Ceremony will take place in the Stamm Commons in the CEC.
May
2
Tue
4:00 pm Link 61 – Order of the Engineer @ Clarkson University
Link 61 – Order of the Engineer @ Clarkson University
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Engineer’s Ring Ceremony to be held by Link 61 at Clarkson University.
May
5
Fri
4:00 pm Ring Ceremony – Greater Tri-Citi... @ Washington State University Tri-Cities
Ring Ceremony – Greater Tri-Citi... @ Washington State University Tri-Cities
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This is the Spring WSU Tri-Cities convocation consisting of the Greater Tri-Cities Order of the Engineer (Link291) ring ceremony, for students and professionals, followed by a celebration of graduates and student accomplishments.
May
6
Sat
12:00 pm Order of the Engineer ceremony @ South Datkoa State University
Order of the Engineer ceremony @ South Datkoa State University
May 6 @ 12:00 pm
South Dakota State University Order of the Engineer Ceremony and luncheon
May
12
Fri
6:00 pm Cal State LA @ Cal State LA- Golden Eagle Ballroom 1
Cal State LA @ Cal State LA- Golden Eagle Ballroom 1
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Order of the Engineer is an organization created to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend[...]
May
13
Sat
10:30 am Link 125 Order of the Engineer C... @ Norwich University, Plumley Armory
Link 125 Order of the Engineer C... @ Norwich University, Plumley Armory
May 13 @ 10:30 am
Induction ceremony for Order of the Engineer.
May
16
Tue
4:00 pm The George Washington Order of t... @ Science and Engineering Hall
The George Washington Order of t... @ Science and Engineering Hall
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
GW SEAS has been hosting inductions ceremonies since 2004.
Jun
20
Tue
6:00 pm Order of the Engineer Ceremony @ Norwich University, Plumley Armory
Order of the Engineer Ceremony @ Norwich University, Plumley Armory
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm
Induction ceremony for Order of the Engineer

About The Order

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.

 

The first ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Since then, similar ceremonies have been held across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.

 

The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.

 

The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.

 

The Obligation of the Order of the Engineer is similar to the Canadian “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer” initiated there in 1926. It uses a wrought iron ring, conducts a secret ceremony, and administers an oath authorized by Rudyard Kipling. The extension of the Ritual outside Canada was prevented by copyright and other conflicting factors. The basic premise, however, was adapted for the creation of the Order of the Engineer in the United States in 1970.


“Our next project is providing a banner for each link that desires to have a podium banner to use in the induction ceremony. A photo of the podium banner is shown in the newsletter on page 3. If your link would like to have one of these banners to display at your ceremony, let our Executive Director know in ample time to have it available before your next ceremony. Our BOG member Dr. Paul Hale has headed up this effort to help our Links enhance their ceremonial equipment.”