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.
Beta Upsilon Chi at the University of Georgia was formed in the spring of 2005. It was the vision of the founding fathers that BYX would provide an alternative to the regular Greek life, where BYX could mirror the social aspects of a fraternity, all the while encouraging growth in Jesus Christ. It is the heart of the founding fathers that Beta Upsilon Chi would serve to forcefully advance the kingdom of God on the campus of the University of Georgia, and to raise up a generation of men made in God’s very own image.