Acacia Fraternity - Purdue Chapter
608 Waldron Street
West Lafayette, IN
What is the purpose of a fraternity? With over 40 chapters across the country and a cutting edge membership program, Acacia is much more than just a place to live. It is a place to develop the skills to put you in a position to attain success in life after graduation. To do this, our organization brings together a diverse group of likeminded individuals and pairs them with our success proven undergraduate program to highlight academics, leadership, and service.
As a collective, we are a group of engineers, 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. Many professors at Purdue are themselves members of our fine fraternity, and a healthy network of thousands of alumni are always eager to help.
Our chapter has a house GPA average of over 3.0, which places us in the top 5 of all Fraternities on campus. After all, this is the reason we are all attending university in the first place, and nothing is more fundamental to Acacia than this.
A fraternity offers valuable leadership opportunities to its members, but Acacia takes this a step further. Those who take leadership opportunities in our fraternity have arguably unparalleled freedom and reach to create and execute a vision or plan within our house.
With a motto of 'Human Service,' you would be right to assume that giving back to our communities is important. As a brotherhood, we regularly participate in a number of events both on campus and in the Lafayette community and average over 20 hours of service per member per semester.
Ben is our current President. He is studying Engineering at Purdue.
Marty is the head of our board of alumni who oversee the Acacia chapter house at Purdue as well as its finances and operations. Marty specializes in realestate at FC Tucker.
Art is a long time supporter and alumni of our chapter who oversees finances and operations of the chapter house. Art is currently a lawyer.
Not only are the costs of college tution itself expensive, but so is living on a college campus. Acacia room and board comes in consistently below not only Purdue's dorm system, but also most other fraternities on campus. To make a good deal even better, Acacians are exposed to literally thousands of dollars worth of Acacia specific scholarship opportunies each year with an in house scholarship chair position whose sole responsibility is to research and provide campus scholarship opportunties to our members.
Acacia was founded on a set of principles, most defining being those of academic success, leadership among men, and service to our communities. These aren't just loose words we pretend to adhere to, but rather a standard that we expect our members to exemplify. Our house is managed by an alumni board of former members who both manage our house and serve as mentors to our members.
Our chapter house is located in the heart of campus, and our house chef is always at the house preparing fresh meals for our members. Our house has no tolerance for hazing, substance, or alcohol abuse and our new member education is a challenging but open process that covers everything from resume building, to professional attire, to connecting with alumni mentors around the world.
As well as participating in and creating many service projects, members are required to be involved in at least one campus organization.
Thousands of dollars are available to our members, including Acacia specific endowments for academically excelling brothers.
Study Tables are held daily in our library and are required for all members on a sliding scale relative to GPA.
From politics, to nonprofits, entrepreneurs, to finance, thousands of our alumni are involved in mentoring the next generation of Acacians.
A view from our table at Meet the Greeks.
A stare off of sorts with Brother Woj.
Entrance to the house over the Nile river.
Acacians spanning a few generations catch up at Conclave.
Board at meet the Greeks detailing Acacia history.
The Acacia Adopt A Spot on US 231 leading in to Purdue.
A view of the house in Nile mode at night.
The current active brothers of Acacia Fraternity at Purdue.
Meeting of Acacians from over 40 chapters at our biennial conference.
The brothers coming together to construct the Nile.
Hopefully not. Just a bit of community service.
Recruiting like minded students to join us.
We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you need to get in touch with us immediately, it's best to stop by the chapter house or reach out to either Marty Wagner or Art Stein from our Local Board.