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Pillar 1: Growth

The most direct path to increase membership & chapter base is to maintain existing chapters, and for those chapters to grow. In order for Acacia to continue to be an opportunity for young men, we must focus our efforts on continuing to grow our membership, chapter by chapter, man by man. 

Based on recent momentum and success in expansion, we know there are good opportunities on certain campuses, depending on a number of factors. If we can find the right opportunities, it makes sense to increase expansion operations where we can.  


The fraternity has the largest total membership in over twenty-four years and we intend to continue that trend of growth. Because Acacians are Men of Action, we are ready to appeal to a new generation of college students.

Objective 1.1 - Reinforce Active Chapters

  1. Maintain base of existing chapters and support individual chapter growth

  2. Grow Membership to 1250 members by Fall 2020, 1500 members by 2022

  3. Targeted annual membership retention rates  of 86% by 2019-11-01, 87% by 2020, 88% by 2021, 89% by 2022

Objective 1.2 - Expand Acacia

  1. Increase expansion operations consistently and diligently

  2. 2 Expansions per year for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years

  3. 3 Expansions per year for the 2020-21 and 2021-2022 academic years

  4. 4 Expansions per year for the 2023-24 academic year