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 August 2016, Andrew T. Osborne, a student at Kansas State University, contacted the Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity National Office about the opportunity to start a BYX chapter on the Manhattan, Kansas campus. By word of mouth, Andrew surrounded himself with Christian men who shared the common goal of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ and resolved to spiritually impact students on campus.
This group of 15 men activated the process for new chapter evaluation. On October 26, 2016, the Kansas State University Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity was established as the Alpha Upsilon Chapter, successfully becoming the second BYX chapter in the state of Kansas and the 36th chapter nationally.