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.
In the summer of 2017, Matt Girgis, an alumni and former president of the Nu Chapter at Vanderbilt, shared the vision of BYX with Logan Lovelace. Before his first semester in school, Logan reached out to the National Office to inquire about starting a chapter at Indiana University. After 12 men met with Brian Lee that fall, the vision for BYX grew stronger. God then opened many doors and stirred in many hearts to bring together a group of 14 men desiring a lifelong brotherhood under Christ.
Kenyth Cooper, Conner Feeney, Cole Foutty, Isaac Irvin, Luke Johnson, Jonathan LaRosa, Rudolph Litavsky, Logan Lovelace, Jeremy Nutter, Joey Pietras, Evan Schaefer, Lake Webb, and Ross Wettersten