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 2001, God was at work in the lives of Japheth Broeg and Kurt Shuster as He impressed upon them both a desire to form a gathering of Christian men at SMU. Although living several hundred miles apart at the time, Broeg and Shuster began independently brainstorming how they could form a brotherhood of Christian men once they returned for classes in the fall. Once they returned to campus, God led the two men to each other and they began fervently designing “Christian Brotherhood @ SMU,” a student organization they hoped would emulate Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity.

As the semester passed, the group of men interested in joining this new organization grew daily and, in the spring of 2002, Christian Brotherhood @ SMU officially met for the first time with dozens of men in attendance. In 2003, the organization became recognized by the Office of the Chaplain and in the spring of that year transitioned away from being a student organization to become a probationary chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi.

The Mu Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi joined the Interfraternity Council at SMU in the fall of 2016. In 2018, the brotherhood established residence at 3004 SMU Blvd., becoming one of few BYX chapters with an on-campus house. It is indeed exciting to see the hand of God working in the lives of His sons here on the SMU campus.

Founding Fathers

Scott Ayers
Japheth Broeg
William Elliott
Josh Essery
Kyle Fehlis
Christopher T. Hill
Michael Jimenez
Billy Lawley
Parker Mears
Whitney Mears
Kyle Morgan
Luca Pataro
Brandon Reimer
Kurt Schuster
Hudson Turner
Jonathan Hance

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