Fraternity History

Beta Upsilon Chi was formed at The University of Texas at Austin in the spring of 1985 by a handful of Christian men who desired an alternative to the present fraternal lifestyle. A group of Christian men met and planned the “BYX Island Party” to formally announce the fraternity’s founding. It was the vision of the founding fathers to have a fraternity of committed Christian men, based on the unique brotherhood that a Christian atmosphere affords, for the purpose of fellowship and glorification of Jesus Christ. Through such events as parties, service projects, and evangelical outreaches, the charter members of Beta Upsilon Chi chose to unite in fellowship and glorify Jesus Christ on the University of Texas campus.

Chapter History

Late in the Spring of 1999, a group of men gathered together with the idea of providing a new source of accountability and Christian Fellowship on the Baylor campus. These men began to pray that God would provide them the resources to establish a BYX chapter at Baylor. Nearly a year later, a BYX chapter was founded at Baylor University on February 4, 2000, with 25 Founding Fathers. The first Baylor BYX Island Party was held on March 18, 2000. The Iota (ninth) Chapter of Baylor BYX was founded on the principles found in 1 Peter 2:17.

Founding Fathers

Bret Billman, Jeremy Boucher, Josh Brunson, David Burton, Judd Cochran, Kurt Conner, Matt Emmons, Taylor Heaton, Michael Howard, Josh Huss, Trey Kellenberger, Andy Krawiec, McDavid "Mac" Mahaffey, Benjamin Mann, Evan Matteson, Coleman McDonald, Mark Morman, Josh Morrison, Ryan Neal, Matt Nichols, Rosser Powitzky, Jonathan Ridenour, Michael Watkins, Trent Williams

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