Acacia initiates new members

After a 33-year absence, Acacia Fraternity returned to campus and initiated 13 new members April 13-14 at the Masonic Lodge in Angola.

The initiation formalities began Friday evening and concluded with a dinner on Saturday evening. Ten Trine students, one alumnus and two students from the University of Michigan were initiated into the fraternity.

Alumni members from nine chapters, including a contingent from the Acacia National Headquarters, attended. The Acacia colony at Trine plans to continue its progress toward full chapter status.

Since its founding in 1904 at the University of Michigan, more than 47,000 men have been initiated into the fraternity. It is the only fraternity to select an entire Greek word for its name instead of a combination of Greek letters.