Acacia Fraternity welcomes new Brothers

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Acacia Fraternity welcomes new Brothers

Since the first week of school, Acacia Fraternity has been working hard. Their rush week started on the first day of school.

Every pledge is different from one another. They have diverse personalities, ages and majors. They are majoring in everything from engineering to chemistry.

"This class is great because they come from all walks of life," Nick Holdeman, Venerable Dean, said.

Throughout the past six weeks, the pledges have been going to class every Tuesday to learn more about Acacia's values, goals and what it represents.

"I wanted to join Acacia to better myself and to help out on campus," pledge, Chr4is Bassar, said.

Acacia was founded in 1904 at the University of Michigan. It ha ssince branched out to include more than forty chapters and colonies spread across North America. Their motto is "In service of humanity."

"Acacia is all about human services," Holdeman said.

The fraternity is very involved with the community. Every year, Acacia is in charge of the toy drive which is part of their 12 days of Giving around Woods County.

This week, Acacia is focusing on their initiations.

"I-Week is the last leg of a long journey. Everything the guys have learned for the past six weeks has come down to this week," Jacob Sweet, Sr. Dean, said.

I-Week started on Monday and will be ending on Saturday. The pledges will then become active members after several events that go on throughout the week.

"It's not just getting experience in the Northwestern chapter, but 104 years worth of knowledge and wisdom passed down from brother to brother," Kevin Kerr, alumni, said.

After initiatin week, Acacia will be focusing on Homecoming.

"This is the most outstanding pledge class in years. They are willing to step in and help. We can't wait to get started," Holdeman said.

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