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 $350-375 per semester. Dues during the pledge semester are averaging around $450.
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. A few of our chapters have moved into privately owned housing near campus. In those instances, each individual BYX member has signed a lease with the owner of the house as one would do on an apartment lease or dorm lease with the university.
Is BYX part of the Interfraternity Council?
We are not currently a part of the IFC on the vast majority of our college campuses. In recent years, IFC interest has increased among our local chapters and a few of our chapters have pursued and been admitted into the IFC on their campus. Campus recognition can come in many forms. We are recognized as student organizations, independent greek, IFC, and in some cases under the office of chaplain at the university. Each university has their own recognition process and we desire to work respectfully with each administration to find the best fit for recognition on each of our campuses.
Who can I contact for more information?
Contact information for our National Office may be found on our contact page.