In the winter of 1993, four men of differing denominational backgrounds created the Alpha Chapter at Texas Tech University in response to the demand for a Christian brotherhood on campus. Tyler Beard, David Boncler, Ken Rowland, and Matt Welborn brought in their first pledge class of 13 that spring. The movement from a local fraternity to a national fraternity began in the fall of 1995 when 12 men established a Beta Chapter of Kappa Upsilon Chi at Wayland Baptist University. From there, the Fraternity has steadily grown as the concept has been publicized. The fraternity now stretches across five states with ten chapters. As of now, approximately 1,000 men have been initiated into the fraternity with the number rising each year as new chapters are established and the existing chapters grow. The Greek letters of Kappa Upsilon Chi represent the organization’s primary name, “Keeping Under Christ” - which in itself is a philosophy on which this organization was founded and on which it thrives today.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17.
[Spring Retreat 2011 in Beaufort]
Kappa Chi has been the biggest blessing God has given me. After searching and failing to find a very tight knit group of fellow Christian men, God made it clear that he wanted us to start something. We wanted to be something more than just another Bible study or accountability group. We wanted it to be a fellowship that doesn’t meet because it is the Christian thing to do, or to feel good about it, or to just study the Bible, but because it is necessary for survival in this world. We wanted to find men who have been fired upon, who have been through trials and suffering, but are stronger and walk closer to God because of it. In essence we were looking for brothers who desire to find companions, fellow soldiers who are on the battlefield serving and who are prepared to live and die for this cause of Christ....and we found those with the Alpha founding fathers and the Beta Class...
I hadn't decided if I was going to join KYX when I first started at USC but I can now say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I went through a lot of different changes in my life this semester and my brothers were there for me through every single one. Accountability and Bible Study stretched me every week, and I learned so much about myself and Jesus from some of the older brothers just through hanging out and spending time together. I would recommend joining KYX if you are looking for a serious brotherhood. The guys are gonna be there for you, but they are also going to challenge you and push you to be your best for Christ.
One of the great things about KYX is diversity. Brothers come from all walks of their spiritual journey. It isn't your typical fraternity. That word seems to scare some people, but we put the gospel of love first. KYX is a medium through which the spirit put me back together. To grow, Christian community is essential. I don't know who I would be without my brothers.
Fall 2012's GPA
Last Semester's Cumulative GPA was a 3.7! This was one of the highest for a student organization on campus! Great job guys and keep up the good work!
Posted Jan 8, 2013, 1:41 PM by Will Richardson
Fall 2011 Recap
Hey guys, This semester's been a dash and Spring is quickly approaching. We inducted 9 new men into KYX in December and we're starting to establish a larger presence on campus. The vision of our fore fathers is beginning to take place. With more people, we are adapting with positive outcomes. This semester showed an increase in serving, which was one of our largest goals, continuing to increase in Spring 2012 with our new connection to Christ Central Ministries. We have gone from having group service projects once every 3-4 weeks to having opportunities every one or two weeks. In addition, there were more well planned out social and pledge events, including our first Annual KYX Pledge ...
Posted Dec 27, 2011, 1:46 PM by Kappa Upsilon Chi
Testimony of peoples experience in KYX
A new testimony page to read about how God has used KYX to change peoples life can now be found at the bottom of the home page! Please feel free to read these and read what actual brothers have to say about the work Jesus Christ is doing in this fraternity!
Posted Sep 4, 2011, 6:59 AM by Kappa Upsilon Chi