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 October of 2012, Reid Compagner contacted the National Office about the possibility of starting a BYX chapter on the campus of the University of Michigan. He passed along the vision to Kuni Hotta, who agreed that there was a clear need for brotherhood and unity under Christ at Michigan. They began recruiting other men to join them in their endeavor throughout the 2012-2013 school year. They began to meet for fellowship, to spend time in the Word, and to pray for the possibility of starting a BYX chapter. On December 3, 2013, the founding fathers of BYX Michigan were initiated to become the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi.