Link 176 was established at McNeese on September 27th, 2000. Since that time, McNeese has held two ring ceremonies each year (December and May) for engineering graduates.
The Order of the Engineer is symbolized by the acceptance of an obligation and the wearing of a stainless steel ring on the little finger of the working hand.
Obligation of an EngineerThe Obligation of an Engineer is a composite of several creeds that all inductees subscribe. It emphasizes the fact engineers have certain obligations. It promotes honesty, integrity and recognizes that today's engineers are dependent upon their predecessors to gain skills.
I am an Engineer. In my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. Since the Stone Age, human progress has been spurred by the engineering genius. Engineers have made usable nature's vast resources of material and energy for humanity's benefit. Engineers have vitalized and turned to practical use the principles of science and the means of technology. Were it not for the heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble.
As an Engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect, and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth's precious wealth. As an Engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give the utmost.
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