Order Of The Engineer Ceremony


A stainless steel ring is given as part of the ceremony. It is worn on the small finger of those accepting the Obligation as a symbol of their qualifications and commitment to the profession.

Tennessee Tech established the first Tennessee Link of the Order of the Engineer in October 1971, patterned after the Canadian “Ritual of the Calling of the Engineer.” The idea originated in Ohio in 1970, and Tennessee Tech was the first Link to be established outside that state. The organization has become national, with the purpose of fostering a spirit of pride and responsibility in the profession of Engineering.

Engineering graduates of Tennessee Tech are invited to join thousands of others admitted to the Tech Link by accepting the Obligation of an Engineer. The ceremony to read and sign the Obligation is held in Derryberry Hall Auditorium at 3 p.m. the Friday before each Commencement.

Pledge of the Order of the Engineer

Order Of The Engineer National Website