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 2013 God placed the vision of BYX in two different groups at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Those two groups quickly became one when God brought Philip Calkins, Manuel Duron, Timothy Haley, and Wil Pope together. The founding President, Philip Calkins, then contacted Brian Lee about starting a chapter on Chattanooga’s campus. During the Spring of 2014 Brian Lee visited the campus and gave an informational meeting with a large showing of men. After this meeting God then placed on the hearts of twenty-six men to become the founding fathers. In spite of time constraints and university conflicts throughout the process, on April 22nd, 2014 the founding fathers were initiated as the Alpha Lambda chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

Founding Fathers

Zack Allred, Tanner Askren, Chris Halleen, Jacob Noorbergen, Wil Pope, Doug Young, Jacob Marinac, Kasey Content, Brady Sermeano, Evan Farris, Chris Burcham, Caleb Fresh, Jacob Sanders, Tanner Kint, Ryan Hanisco, Brandon Shepard, Keith Schaal, Scottie Hill, Philip Calkins, Manuel Duron, Ethan Greene, Timothy Haley, Christopher Vasquez, Chase Knott, , Aaron Hurd, Andrew Linehart

Chapter Sponsors: Bruce Wirin, Michael Berry, Tyler Chapman, Thomas McNutt, Kyle Hitchcock

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