Is BYX trying to be the church?

Brothers Under Christ is a fraternity of college men coming together under the common bond of Jesus Christ. We are not the church, nor do we aspire to be. We strongly encourage our members to be a part of a local congregation, growing along with the body of Christ. While we do strive to develop brotherhood and unity among Christian college men, we should in no way be considered a substitute for the Bride of Christ. BYX is a Christian social fraternity were men of faith can gather to challenge each other spiritually in brotherhood and impact the campus socially.

How much will it cost to be a member?

Each local chapter regulates its dues independently based on its needs, therefore they are all differing amounts. On average, however, membership dues are around $325-350 per semester.

What about alcohol?

We do not allow alcohol at any BYX-sponsored events or parties. Though we do not regard the consumption of alcohol in and of itself as sin, we do require our member to adhere to biblical standards concerning alcohol, and expect them to not bring shame or reproach on the name of Jesus Christ, their personal witness, or the fraternity in any way.

What about hazing?

The purpose of BYX is to promote unity and brotherhood within the fraternity based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished without emotional or physical punishment, abuse, or humiliation. Our members are constantly striving to live a Christian witness, promoting the name of Jesus through service to both member and new members or those pledging the fraternity.

Does BYX have fraternity houses on campus?

At the present, we do not wish to acquire real estate assets. Acceptable housing options are considered if and when all liability is removed from the fraternity and its national entity. Some universities have chosen to manage Greek housing as they do dorms on campus and those options are a possibility for BYX chapters.

Is BYX part of the Interfraternity Council?

We are not part of the IFC for several reasons. First, all IFC fraternities pay dues to the IFC governing body, and we feel that the best stewardship of our members’ money is accomplished by not being affiliated with IFC. Secondly, IFC fraternities are subject to the regulations of the IFC, some which prevent colonization of religious fraternities.  In order to promote national unity among our BYX chapters, we desire to retain our Independent status among Greek fraternities. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Contact information for our National Office may be found on our contact page.