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

The Alpha Sigma Chapter of BYX started with the actions of a man named Brandon Triffo, who desired a place for Christian men to come together from all different types of denominations and have fellowship with one another. Soon after, Brandon Triffo had gathered four godly men to help him with his endeavors. Through prayer the Lord led these four men to seek out how to start a Christian fraternity at the University of Tulsa. These four men continued to seek out the Lord's direction in this undertaking, and enabled Brandon Triffo, Alex Zhou, Stuart Cornett, and Charlie Rosson to shepherd 14 other men to be the founding fathers of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi.

Founding Fathers

Alex Zhou, Blake Browning, Brandon Slater, Brandon Triffo, Bruce Huang, Caleb Cantwell, Charlie Rosson, Eli Goloburda, Jacob Holmes, Jordan Anderson, Kyle McLaughlin, Laramie, Fayard, Logan Draeger, Nick Johnson, Peter Simmons, Spencer Shores, Stuart Cornett, and Themba Ndlovhu.

Chapter Sponsors: Carson Family, John Harvey, Bruce Wirin

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