Early in the spring semester of 1989 six men got together and decided that the Christian men of TCU were in need of a group of their own for the purpose of fellowship, support and unity.
After hearing of the fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi, brothers under Christ, at the University of Texas, Chuck James approached 5 key campus leaders to put the idea to prayer. For approximately one month information on the fraternity was gathered and prayers were ringing in the throne room.
The six then decided along with the Alpha Chapter at UT that it was the Lord’s will for the Beta Upsilon Chi to take root at TCU. It was then presented to the Christian men at TCU with overwhelming response. After approximately six weeks of informing guys and deciding on the founding officers, on March 15, 1989, Beta Upsilon Chi unofficially came alive with 46 men committing themselves to be the charter members in the Clark Hall lobby.
Then, after enduring resistance, on April 20, 1990, Beta Upsilon Chi became a recognized organization on the TCU campus. Praise be to God and may the men of TCU never forget the opportunity and responsibility of, as Jon and Jeff Sherman would always say, putting the “C” back in TCU.
Chuck James, Jon Sherman, Steve Kendall, Mike Howell, Kyle Kight, Jeff Sherman
Interested in Joining the Texas Christian University chapter? Contact our pledge captain, Ryan Alley, to get started.