Brief Acacia History

National History:

On May 12 1904, fourteen Master Masons attending the University of Michigan founded Acacia Fraternity.

Acacia's founders established the fraternity on a unique basis. Membership was restricted to those who had already taken the Masonic obligations, and the organization was to be built on the ideals and principles inculcated by the vows taken by Master Masons. Within one year, four other Masonic clubs received Acacia charters, paving the way for rapid expansion in the following years.

Members were to be motivated by a desire for high scholarship and of such character that the fraternity would be free of the social vices and unbecoming activities that for years had been a blot on the fraternity life.

The evolution and development of Acacia over the years has resulted in a fraternity considerably different from what the founders originally envisioned. But, each major change has been an adaptation to the needs of new conditions, and each has permitted the fraternity to grow in reputation, influence, and strength.

Our second century will undoubtedly require further change, but so long as Acacia continues to stand for high scholarship, fraternal brotherhood and human service, the intentions of our founders will be well realized.

Bloomsburg History:

The Bloomsburg University chapter of The Acacia Fraternity was chartered on April 24th, 1998.  We are the Gamma Pi chapter of the international fraternity.  Our national sister sorority is the beautiful ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau, otherwise known as AST.  Our fraternity is made up of nearly 37 brothers ranging from freshman to seniors.  The brothers of the Gamma Pi chapter pride ourselves on helping the community however we can, forming life long friendships and bonds of brotherhood, and most of all fostering a fine fraternal opportunity for all future Acacians.

ALUMNI:

As being one of the youngest chartered Acacia chapters our alumni base is slowly but surely growing. We please ask any alumni who see this page to fill out your contact information under the alumni tab. We are in the process of setting up an alumni weekend for next semester and need as much alumni support as we can get. For those who are not aware our chapter has been climbing out of debt these past couple years and I am happy to say we are on track to be debt free by next year. Any donations are greatly appreciated and we the brothers of Acacia thank you for your support.