UCA’s Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX) received its national charter March 4 at New Life Church in Conway.
UCA BYX’s chapter founding President alumnus Kane Moix said he could not be more proud of the chapter and members for earning partnership.
“It is truly humbling to see how God has blessed our fraternity and allowed it to grow exponentially the past 4 years at UCA,” he said. “To know that I had a small part in establishing BYX is extremely fulfilling.”
UCA BYX President junior Michael Lukacs said the charter means the fraternity is officially established on campus.
“We have made it a strong effort the last four years to grow into a fraternity of focused, driven leaders who keep God at the center of our lives,” he said. “This charter is a physical evidence of these efforts.”
Chaplain Daniel Curry, sophomore, said it was definitely a special time for the BYX chapter here at UCA.
“Current members, as well as recent alumni, had been working on this for quite some time and it was great to see their hard work come to life,” he said. “Our membership was definitely excited to be a part of this special day.”
Moix said BYX members have blown away his expectations for where he thought they would be at this stage.
“Our chapter is better than any vision I had when we first set out on our journey,” he said.BYX National President and Chief Operating Officer Jason Hoyt and National Adviser Jordan Difani were both in attendance, along with a strong alumni and founding father representation.
Sophomore Andrew Brown said the charter solidifies UCA’s BYX chapter.
“The charter basically means that BYX nationals recognizes the Alpha Gamma Chapter at UCA as an established chapter that has upheld the core values of BYX and will be in existence indefinitely,” he said. “BYX at UCA will be around for many years to come.”
Sophomore Matt Scheuter said it was a big day for him and his fellow BYX brothers.
“It’s something we’ve wanted for a long time,” he said. “It’s exciting to see where our fraternity has come from, and how much it’s grown in such a short period of time.”
Lukacs said he was incredibly proud of all of BYX’smembers.
“BYX means the world to me and our chapter being chartered can be completely credited to them,” he said.
UCA BYX’s website describes Beta Upsilon Chi as a National Christian Fraternity that “exists for the purpose of establishing brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ.”
BYX’s Web page describes the fraternity as “a lifelong brotherhood of committed Christian men seeking the bonds of brotherhood and unity in Christ through the avenue of a social fraternity on a college campus.”
The fraternity was formed at The University of Texas at Austin in spring 1985 by a group of Christian men who desired an alternative to the present fraternal lifestyle.
According to the BYX national website, there are chapters on 34 other campuses in 14 states.