Acacia is a Greek Social Fraternity established at the University of Michigan in 1904 by Master Masons and established at Iowa State University in 1909. It has the distinction of being the only International Fraternity to choose a Greek word as its name rather than Greek letters. Acacians strive to achieve academic excellence and balance in college and throughout their lifetimes. Some of our Chapter’s most distinguished alumni include several former faculty and administrators of Iowa State University, including: Albert Storms (former University President), Charles Stange (faculty member and namesake of Stange Rd. in Ames), Spencer Beach (distinguished faculty member and namesake of Beach Avenue in Ames), Anson Marston (former Dean of the College of Engineering and for whom Marston Hall is named), and Virgil Lagomarcino (former Dean of the College of Education and for whom Lagomarcino Hall is named).


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Constitution / Tier

File 2015AcaciaConstitution.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 13
ISU Members 1
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Male students enrolled full-time at Iowa State University.
Allowed Officers 10 Executive + many others
Membership Qualifications We typically recruit men with a history of good academics, community involvement, and human service.
Membership Restrictions Must be invited to join.
Elections/Selection Officers are elected by the chapter at the end of the Fall Academic Semester.
Meetings Monday nights at 138 Gray Ave. Closed to non-members.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Our meetings are held weekly for about an hour to conduct regular business. We approve things like our budget, elect officers, and have time for members to share personal stories. We also recognize brothers that have gone above and beyond each week.

Description of Special Events

We volunteer in the community together, fund raise for an organization of our choice, provide leadership development and build better men.