Beta Upsilon Chi, a National Christian Fraternity, exists for the purpose of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. BYX is a lifelong brotherhood of committed Christian men seeking the bonds of brotherhood and unity in Christ through the avenue of a social fraternity on a college campus.
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 edify Jesus Christ on the University of Texas campus.
After beginning at the University of Texas, the vision of Brothers Under Christ has spread to 28 campuses in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, South Carolina, and Connecticut.
COR Leadership Retreat-The purpose of the COR Leadership retreat is to identify and develop leaders within BYX for their current spheres of influence and future endeavors. The National Staff will choose 12 brothers from a pool of applicants from across the country to join us for a two-week, three-city retreat focused on growing our men spiritually, academically and professionally.
Each chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi chooses local philanthropies instead of national philanthropies. This gives each chapter the opportunity to coordinate with their communities in a meaningful way. Soaring Wings Ranch is the philanthropy for the Alpha Gamma Chapter. Members volunteer to staff the Soaring Wings Half Marathon each year. They have also helped in the construction of new homes for the underprivileged children that live at the ranch.
Alpha Gamma Chapter Highlights
- Active Members: 34
- Current GPA:
- All-Greek Step Show Winners
- Highest fraternity GPA 2011
- IGC Community Service Award 2011
Things to look for:
- BYX on the Rooftop (Spring)
- BYX Island Party (Spring)
- StarBYX (Fall)