Order of the Engineer & Honor Code
Order of the Engineer
When you become a senior in the College of Engineering, you will be given the opportunity to join the Order of the Engineer by participating in the Iron Ring Ceremony. This elite international organization was established, in part, to promote pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. As part of their initiation, new members of the Order are asked to read aloud the following Obligation of the Engineer:
I am an engineer. In my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. As an engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance, and respect; and to uphold devotion to the standards and 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. I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In performance of duty and fidelity to my profession, I shall give my utmost.
While you are a member of the Northeastern University community during academic terms, while you are employed on coop assignments, and whenever you represent Northeastern University, you are expected to follow the Code of Conduct outlined in the Northeastern University Undergraduate and Graduate Student Handbook. As a student in the College of Engineering you should keep the obligation of the Engineer in mind, with the goal of joining the Order of the Engineer as a senior.
All members of the Northeastern University College of Engineering community are also obligated to adhere to the College of Engineering's Honor Code. This code was adopted to ensure that each individual respects and understands her or his responsibility within the community.
As a member of the Northeastern University College of Engineering community, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that ensures my intellectual and educational integrity, to respect all members of the University and global community, and to honor my calling to the profession of engineering and its place in society.
Endorsed by the Office of the Dean of Engineering and
Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society