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.
In November of 1998, Vernell Dooley and Caleb Simpson decided that there was
a need for brotherhood and unity among Christian men on the campus of the University of North Texas. By the Spring of 1999, a group of men had formed for the intent of starting a chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi at North Texas. By the end of that semester, the group had visited five of the seven existing chapters. Then in November of 1999, BYX executive Kyle Hoover and BYX founder Wendel Weaver gave the young group of men permission to rush in the Spring of 2000. In the Spring of 2007, the North Texas chapter received their charter at the BYX National Summit.