A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
I am honored to be the president of the Iowa Chapter of Acacia. Through my years in this organization, I have found a home and a family; and created a bond with my brothers that is simply unbreakable. I am excited to continue to grow Acacia and make a lasting impact on the Greek life community here at Iowa.
Men of Action
The founding principles of Acacia: Knowledge, Truth, and Virtue. These are the values we still live by at the Resh Chapter of Acacia. Originally founded in 1909 and recolonized in 2015, the University of Iowa Acacia chapter has initiated over 950 brothers. Notable Iowa Acacians include former University of Iowa President Thomas H. Macbride (Macbride Hall), Albert Jessup (Jessup Hall), E.C. Mabie (Mabie Theater), and Everet Lindquist (Lindquist Center). Through our time at the University of Iowa, countless Acacians have made their mark on campus forever.
Acacia’s motto is Human Service, which anchors our belief to place the needs of others above anything else. In the Iowa Greek community, we consistently rank in the top five for most community service hours per person and for Dance Marathon contributions per member. We also ran our first Acacia Claus philanthropy this last winter, donating almost $5,000 in toys to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s hospital ahead of the holiday season. We look forward to expanding our philanthropic events and service opportunities for members this coming fall.
Acacia Fraternity continues to place an increasing emphasis on academics annually. Knowledge is one of the cornerstone values our founders lived by and is therefore a top priority for us a chapter. Every year, 10% and 33% of our members consistently are listed on the President’s List and Dean’s List respectively. Additionally, Acacia has a higher overall GPA compared to the all-male average GPA at the University of Iowa, proving true that a strong network of brothers benefits the pursuit of academic excellence.
- Jonah Blondino, Venerable Dean