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 2012, Chief Development Officer Brian Lee contacted Brandon Delavar with the idea of starting a BYX Chapter at the University of Alabama. Brandon, along with Jason Johnston and Ryan Gregory, felt that God had called them to unite a brotherhood of Christian men on the campus at Alabama. After recruiting 14 others, the process to become a BYX Chapter began. Through prayer, meetings, and commitment, Beta Upsilon Chi became officially recognized on May 2, 2013 at UA, and formally initiated as the Alpha Iota Chapter of BYX on August 25, 2013.

Founding Fathers

Brandon Delavar, Ryan Gregory, Jason Johnston, Bret Malone, JD Kirby, Dalton Johnson, Philip Young, Austin Shirey, Aaron Hinkelman, Jordan Awtry, Wesley Bush, Logan Middlebrooks, Rod Rahimizadeh, and Daniel Burton

Chapter Sponsors: George Lindahl III, Loren Hsiao, and Bruce Wirin

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