Robbie Donovan, PC '20

When I came to Purdue, I decided to live in the dorms my freshman year. I knew about BYX from my older cousin who had graduated and was a part of it, but it wasn’t appealing to me at the time. I quickly realized my first semester that the dorms weren’t working out for me and that I needed to be looking for a change in housing the following year. Now that I have a semester living at BYX under my belt, I realize that it was exactly what I needed. The amount of close friendships I’ve made is something I really didn’t expect going into it. I’ve always been a little more on the reserved side, but BYX really forced me to step out of my comfort zone and invest in the brotherhood. The accountability through weekly cell group and different friendships were essential to my spiritual growth this past semester. Not only that, BYX has encouraged me to look for ways to serve around the house, my church, and the community. God has constantly been showing me things I need to work on, and I’m very thankful for this brotherhood that has pushed me to become more like Christ in many ways. BYX changed my whole college experience this past semester. I’m excited to make new memories and to continue to grow in my relationship with God and my brothers in Christ. 

Josh Ackerman, PC '20

Joining the brotherhood of Beta Upsilon Chi has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. From the weekly encouragement throughout the semester all the way to spiritual development, BYX instills the character and lifestyle that are essential for developing men who live for Christ. This place is so unique especially during a time where having a consistent community is so hard to come by. Young men from different parts of the world, who have all sorts of different interests and backgrounds, come together at BYX because of the common bond of their love for Jesus Christ. BYX fosters an environment where men are able to be vulnerable with one another and talk openly and honestly about what they are going through. This place has been unlike any other that I have ever been able to experience. Rush BYX!

Andrew Brandon, PC '20

For much of my college search process as a high school senior, Purdue and BYX were not on my radar at all. I was an out of state kid and I had no connection to the house who did not know anyone currently living at Purdue BYX or anyone that ever had lived at BYX. When I did finally hear about BYX, I knew it was something I would want to check out, but I never thought I would end up here. Seeing the brotherhood up close at a rush event totally changed my thought process, and not long after I knew that Purdue BYX is where God was leading me. Coming to Purdue BYX is the best decision I have ever made, and Purdue BYX has exceeded all my expectations beyond what I ever could have thought. Brotherhood is a bit cliche, but here it is real. College can be a tough season in a young person’s faith, but thanks to Purdue BYX it is becoming my best season. BYX provides the opportunity to grow together in our faith, and also to share that with those on Purdue’s campus, and I will be forever grateful that I came here.

Wes Turnbull, PC '21

My first semester at Purdue was a very difficult semester for me. I decided to live in the dorms with one of my friends from high school and my daily life was defined by eating (in my dorm), sleeping, and doing a ton of homework. In high school, I was a pretty social guy and just loved being around people, so this contrast from my previous life experience hit me very hard. It was a season of loneliness in an intensity I had never felt before. I had heard about Purdue BYX from a couple of family friends and my sister but was always skeptical of what a “Christian Fraternity” would really be. I was thinking it was either going to be a very legalistic group that was very inwardly focused or a group that used Christianity as a front and participated in the secular side of Greek life. To my surprise, however, it was neither of those extremes but rather a group of very loving and supportive Christian men that live in an awesome house together. There is an immense amount of intentionality from all of the brothers that has aided in my continued growth in Christ. Rushing BYX is easily the best decision I’ve made in my time at Purdue.

Tyler Johnson, PC '21

Coming to Purdue, I always had knowledge of BYX because of my family that came through before me. Ever since sophomore year of high school, I wanted to be a part of the brotherhood. Being able to live out my dream and be a part of something as special as BYX is a huge blessing from God. When I rushed, my expectations were blown away because of the community of Christian men that I was exposed to. This fraternity has challenged me in many ways thus far, and it has proved to be beneficial for my growth in my walk with Jesus. Being intentional and growing together spiritually and relationally has become a big part of my values. Ultimately, this brotherhood has taught each of us to be a light on campus and in this world by showing the love of Christ to everyone!


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