Acacia was founded in 1904 by 14 Master Masons at the University of Michigan. Today it
is a strong international fraternity, with Chapters at over 40 universities across the
United States and one in Canada. Over 41,000 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).