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 Spring of 2005 Brandon Brooks & Brad Hamilton contacted the national office of Beta Upsilon Chi about the possibility of starting a chapter on the campus of Oklahoma State University. They had a vision for Christian college men sharpening one another and fellowshipping in Christ which they began to share with other men who desired the same. Late in the Spring 2005 these men began to go through the perspective chapter evaluation process, making them the third chapter to go through this process. After working with and learning from the national office of Beta Upsilon Chi, Jason Hoyt, the National President traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma in November 2005. After two days with the prospective members of electing leadership, discussing the BYX constitution and roles of the officers, Jason Hoyt was inspired by their character and passion for the Lord.

On November 21, 2005, Oklahoma State University became home to the Rho Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi. This was the 17th chapter that the national fraternity had chartered.

Founding Fathers

Brad Hamilton, David Adams, Donte’ Williams, Joel Minnich, Roger Pearson, Brandon “Bubba” Brooks, Garet Thoma, Jason Mick, Daniel Clutter, Alex Gelmers, Cole Grinnell, Ryan Klintsworth, Justin Magers, Patrick Wright, and Jordan Zehr.

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