Order of the Engineer

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 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.

Graduating Seniors

As a graduating senior, you have the opportunity to join the Order of the Engineer at Lamar University.

Show your pride for the profession by ordering your ring and engineering stole today. If you have any questions, email Haley Strahan at hmeek@lamar.edu. Stop by Cherry 2000 after ordering your ring to be sized.

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