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

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"The Obligation"

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Upcoming Events
Apr
27
Fri
4:00 pm Falcon Link Ring Ceremony @ CEED Building Bill Noël Auditorium
Falcon Link Ring Ceremony @ CEED Building Bill Noël Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony
4:45 pm Boise State University Order of ... @ Boise State University - Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building Room 110
Boise State University Order of ... @ Boise State University - Charles P. Ruch Engineering Building Room 110
Apr 27 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
On Friday, April 27, 2018 Boise State’s College of Engineering will be holding it’s 4th Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony from 4:45-5:45 pm in the Engineering Building, Room 110. Dr. Eric Jankowski, Assistant Professor[...]
Apr
30
Mon
5:00 pm Clarkson University @ Ring Ceremony
Clarkson University @ Ring Ceremony
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm
Link 61 Ring Ceremony
May
4
Fri
all-day McNeese State University Order o... @ McNeese State University, SEED Center Willis Nolan Room
McNeese State University Order o... @ McNeese State University, SEED Center Willis Nolan Room
May 4 all-day
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at McNeese State University invites spring 2018 graduates and their guests to the ceremony and banquet induction 2018 graduates into the Order of the Engineer.
May
11
Fri
2:30 pm Cal State LA @ Cal State LA Golden Eagle Ballroom 1
Cal State LA @ Cal State LA Golden Eagle Ballroom 1
May 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact Thelma Federico at tfederico@calstatela.edu for information to participate in the Cal State LA Order of the Engineer Oath Ceremony.
5:00 pm Humboldt State University – Orde... @ Gist Hall Theatre (GH 219)
Humboldt State University – Orde... @ Gist Hall Theatre (GH 219)
May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Graduating Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) majors are invited to take part in this year’s Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony – Fri, May 11, 5:00-5:45 PM, in HSU’s Gist Hall Theater, GH 219. Families are[...]

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.”