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

In the fall of 2006 Austin Reynolds and Taylor Murphy contacted the national office about the possibility of starting a BYX chapter on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The men began recruiting other men to join them in this endeavor and before too long they had a group of 6 men meeting to fellowship, spend time in the Word, and pray. Late in the fall of 2006 these men began going through our prospective chapter evaluation process, making them the eighth chapter to go through this process. In February of 2007 BYX invited these men to attend the BYX annual Summit conference to observe and meet other men in BYX. Additionally, nationals had the privilege to travel to Oxford, Mississippi in April to meet with these men. As a result:As of April 27, 2007, we are proud to announce that the University of Mississippi has become the Chi Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi, making them the 22nd chapter in our family.

Founding Fathers

Austin Reynolds, Kevin Stevens, Cal Bowen, Andrew Alderman, Taylor Murphy, Matt Davison
Chapter Sponsors: Michael Wilson, Mark Hall

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