We are now partnering with Youth and Shelter Services (YSS), an organization started in Ames to improve the lives of underprivileged youth and help them grow into productive adults. YSS is helping to instill values that the children will carry with them throughout their lives, like self-reliance, forgiveness and respect. Since 2011, Acacia has supported YSSís Great Relationships in Pairs (GRIP) Mentoring program through our Acacia Root Beer Floats fundraiser. We have also co-sponsored a 5K run, competed in a chili cook off fundraiser, and participated in donation drives to benefit GRIP. Several of our brothers also volunteer as mentors. A majority of our members also serve our community through their efforts with organizations such as Ames Emergency Residency Project, Foot at First, Students Helping Our Peers, Freestore, Student Volunteer Services. Human Service plays a large role in the lives of the men of Acacia. Learn More>>

Chapter Facility

At Acacia, we are proud of our chapter facility.  We maintain a home-like atmosphere with twenty-four hour open kitchens, suite style living, no cold airs, and in many cases, private bathrooms.  Our current facility was originally a bed-and-breakfast, and we have occupied it since our re-colonization in 2000.  The building features modern amenities including wifi, ethernet, cable TV, and a recently renovated study library and basement.  Take a virtual tour>>

Cornerstones Membership Development Program

The Iowa State Chapter unitizes Acacia Internationalís Cornerstones Membership Development Program. Cornerstones is designed to build a stronger brotherhood and is dedicated to creating a fraternal atmosphere where today's student can acquire a broad spectrum of advanced knowledge. The foundation of this program is built around three fundamental areas: social awareness, physical well-being, and intellectual growth. From the newest member to the graduating senior, Cornerstones helps build better men.   more >>

Is Greek Life for You?

We encourage you to find out! Many potential new members are quick to judge Greek life based on inaccurate Hollywood portrayals. Consequently, many of these men donít think of themselves as the "frat type.Ē At Acacia Fraternity, we build strong brotherhood through common values, and our members enjoy a fine fraternal experience. Learn more >>


In addition to being academically successful, members of Acacia actively participate in numerous campus organizations. We encourage our members to get involved both in and outside of the fraternity. Acacians are regularly involved in organizations like Freshmen Council, the Government of the Student Body (GSB), the Presidentís Leadership Class, and the University Honors Program. Our brothers have also been instrumental in planning events like Homecoming, Dance Marathon, and VEISHEA.

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Acacia Spotlight

Chase Russell

Pin #1108

Colfax, IA

Major: Journalism and Mass Communcation

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Scholarship at Acacia

Acacia has had the highest overall GPA of all fraternities at Iowa State for 17 out of the past 21 semesters. In the spring of 2014 we placed first with a GPA of 3.48, and all new members had above a 2.5 GPA.   more >>