Boston University Lodge was organized in 1925 under the direction of Worshipful Daniel Marsh, Boston University President from 1926 - 1951. Unfortunately, the BU Lodge was a casualty of the decline of interest in Freemasonry in the 1980’s and 1990’s and surrendered its charter in 1999.
Recently a few former members, including some Past Masters began concucting a “feasibility study” on reconstituting the Lodge. One of the initial goals is to reach out to members of the Fraternity to spread the news and attract potential members. The Lodge's by-laws limit membership to Boston University students, alumni, faculty and staff. Any Brother associated with Boston University interested in meeting with some like-minded Terriers, please visit www.BULodge.org. The group is meeting on a monthly basis to get to know each other and to discuss plans for reconstituting the Lodge.
An “academic” Lodge is a Lodge with close ties to a nearby institution of higher learning which is enabled by a strong partnership between a Grand Lodge and the representative university. Virginia's recently chartered Patriot Lodge was founded upon the example of the Harvard Lodge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other similar institutions.
The United Grand Lodge of England has strengthened its own "University Lodge Scheme" this past year, and has chartered more than 30 lodges attached to universities and colleges.