Starting in 2004, Acacia Fraternity hosted a used-textbook drive every semester. With the increase of rental textbooks and e-books, we have moved in a new direction. We are now partnering with Youth and Shelter Services to who is in the business of changing lives, giving hope and improving odds by ensuring that youth have access to safety, guidance and caring adults. YSS is helping to instill values that they will carry with them for their entire lives, like self-reliance, forgiveness and respect for others and themselves. Acacia helped sponsor a 5K run/walk in November. We also have several members participating in donation drives and taking part in GRIP mentoring with challenged children at the shelter. 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 & Student Volunteer Services. Philanthropy also plays a large role in the lives of the Men of Acacia. †

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?

Not the frat type?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

Tyler Cain

Pin #1073

Ottawa, Illinois

Major: Civil Engineering with Environmental Specialization

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Scholarship at Acacia

Acacia has had the highest overall GPA of all fraternities at Iowa State for 16 out of the past 20 semesters. In the spring of 2013, we placed second with a 3.17, and our new member GPA was first among fraternities. All new members had above a 2.5 GPA for their first semester of college. Over half the chapter made the dean's list and 75%   more >>