Our Beginnings

Acacia was founded by 14 Masonic students who sought to create a fraternity that upheld the principles and values they cherished. The fraternity's name, symbols, and rituals reflect its Masonic roots, emphasizing moral integrity, intellectual development, and social responsibility. Since its inception, Acacia has expanded its reach while staying true to the ideals of its founders. The fraternity's commitment to these principles has guided its growth and sustained its relevance for over a century.

About Acacia Fraternity

Acacia Fraternity, founded on May 12, 1904, at the University of Michigan, is a collegiate men's fraternity with a distinct Masonic heritage. Acacia stands for more than just friendship; it is a commitment to living a life of Virtue, Knowledge, and Truth. The fraternity encourages personal growth, leadership, and service to others, creating a supportive and enriching environment for its members. With a network spanning over 55,000 alumni and multiple chapters across North America, Acacia fosters a sense of brotherhood that extends beyond college life.

Why Join Acacia?

Joining Acacia Fraternity offers a multitude of benefits. Members become part of a brotherhood dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, and community service. The fraternity provides opportunities for personal growth through leadership roles, philanthropic activities, and social events. Acacia's strong alumni network offers mentorship and career support, helping members succeed in their professional lives. The lifelong friendships and connections formed within Acacia create a supportive community that lasts well beyond college. By joining Acacia, you will be part of a legacy that values personal development, ethical leadership, and making a positive impact in the world.

Acacia Facts

Locally Founded:

March 13, 1977


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