The founding members of the Acacia Fraternity are:

James M. Cooper, Benjamin E. DeRoy, Edward E. Gallup, Jared W. Hawkins, Clarence G. Hill, Harvey J. Howard, George A. Malcolm, William J. Marshall, Ernest R. Ringo, Harlan P. Rowe, Ralph B. Scatterday, Charles A. Sink, Harry B. Washburn, Walter S. Wheeler

Acacia began with a simple meeting between two old friends in a Michigan library in 1903. This meeting between William J. Marshall and Charles A. Sink started off with Marshall lamenting the death of the Masonic Club and ended with the agreement to start a new one organized on a "fraternity basis."