Acacia at Kansas State University

Founded in 1913, Acacia at K-State has built a strong brotherhood on the foundation of diversity and tradition. With more than 1,200 in our network, we seek to enhance our community with high values and strong personal commitments.
Together, we are building exceptional lives. Our strong tradition was reflected in the Centennial Celebration, which drew nearly 200 alumni and families back to Manhattan in 2013. At Centennial, we launched a capital campaign to further improve our chapter facilities and to ensure new endowed scholarship for years to come. We seek to offer every member the chance to develop their own leadership abilities in our ‘leadership lab.’ At Acacia, we have formed strong bonds of deep life-long friendship which often cannot be found in other larger organizations.

Not only have brothers achieved high academic honors, but our house GPA is well above the university average and has nearly always been in the top quartile since 2001. We have a full social calendar of parties, date nights and formals. On average, we will have monthly events, with additional brotherhood events, along with multiple philanthropic and service events.

With over 30 chapters and counting across the country, Acacia is constantly improving in our mission of “preparing tomorrow’s leader.” Our cutting edge membership program is designed to develop your inborn talents, giving you the tools you need to have an impact on your community after graduation. To do this, Acacia brings together a diverse group of likeminded individuals and pairs them with our success proven undergraduate program to promote excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

As a collective, we are a group of engineers, educators, agriculturalists, entrepreneurs, politicians, businessmen and, most importantly, brothers. We are each others active resource and support for any and all challenges that college provides us.

On campus, we strive to be leaders in our respective fields, service, as well as student organizations. Beyond campus, we seek balanced support with a healthy network of thousands of alumni are always eager to help showcase leadership in families, communities and faith.

Acacia Across the Nation

Acacia choose a full Greek word as its name rather than a few letters. Our name, Acacia, comes from AKAKIA which has several different meanings. Acacia means “distinctiveness and leadership among men,” “brotherhood” and “strength and ruggedness of the spirit.”

Acacia was founded in 1904 at the University of Michigan. Today it is a strong international organization, with Chapters at more than 40 universities. Over 50,000 university men have called themselves Acacians, including prominent figures such as Senators, university presidents, state governors, and Nobel Laureates. Famous Acacia alumni include: President William Howard Taft, William Jennings Bryan, Cliff Hillegas (founder of Cliff’s Notes), Wes Santee (former Gold Medal distance runner), and Harold Edgerton (Nobel Prize in Physics).

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