INDIANAPOLIS (September 22, 2016) – The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) welcomes Beta Upsilon Chi as its newest member fraternity. Beta Upsilon Chi has joined the NIC to “align itself with the fraternal movement” and access advocacy and resources that will elevate its value in higher education, said Jason Hoyt, Beta Upsilon Chi President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Membership in the NIC will allow Beta Upsilon Chi to learn from the collective experience of dozens of other fraternities while maintaining our unique identity and our strong commitment to a Christian brotherhood, which reflects our purpose, values, mission and goals,” said Hoyt.
The NIC advocates for young men to have the opportunity to join fraternal experiences that best reflect their core values for lifelong membership. “We are thrilled Beta Upsilon Chi has joined the NIC family, which represents a large cross-section of students from diverse backgrounds and interests including historically black, multicultural, religious and emerging organizations,” said Judson Horras, NIC President & CEO.
Since its founding at The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, Beta Upsilon Chi has had tremendous growth to include 2,500 undergraduate men in 34 chapters on campuses in 16 states. The fraternity brings powerful programs to its members, like the COR Leadership Retreat, which over 10 days, provides students with professional development, mentorship, outdoor experiences and team building.
Founded in 1909, the NIC is the trade association representing inter/national men’s fraternities. The NIC’s member organizations boast more than 6,000 chapters located on more than 800 campuses in the United States and Canada, with approximately 380,000 undergraduate members and nearly 5 million alumni.