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 summer of 2015, Harrison Toohey, a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, worked at Pine Cove Christian Camp, where he met Clayton Caldwell and Travis Long. After three months of hearing about BYX from Clayton and Travis, and through serious prompting by the Holy Spirit, Harrison was put in contact with Brian Lee. Following a vision-casting meeting with Brian, Harrison returned to UNC and began the work of prayerfully reaching out to Christian brothers in the community. The vision of BYX began to grow quickly on campus and 30 founding fathers came together to establish the Alpha Rho Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Founding Fathers

Austin Morrel, Cameron Church, CJ Reguyal, Cole del Charco, Harrison Toohey, Hunter White, Jack Taylor, Jake Barton, Jarrett Corder, Jeff Friday, John Paul Zalaquett, Luke Morrel, Michael McGowan, Peyton Gilbert, PJ Helderlein, Ryan Nunn, Spencer Hatfield, Spencer Hutchinson, Thomas Nations, Trent Myers, Trevor Smith, Zach Ripberger

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