Ready to take the Pledge?
The Pledge of the Computing Professional is a new organization to promote the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation for students in Computer Science and related programs. The Pledge is modeled after the Order of the Engineer – a long-standing rite-of-passage for graduates from engineering programs. The Pledge of the Computing Professional is solely intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.
The Pledge of the Computing Professional entails a rite-of-passage ceremony for graduates from computing programs. The rite-of-passage ceremony dovetails nicely with existing Order of the Engineer ceremonies for Colleges that have both Engineering and Computer Science programs. The rite-of-passage ceremony is conducted by chapters – or Nodes – at institutions throughout the US (with plans to expand internationally). For further information, click on a link on the left side of this page.