Beta Upsilon chapter began as a two-year chapter experience as only junior and senior coeds were allowed to attend the University of North Carolina in 1939. The chapter was installed as the third national sorority on campus. They occupied several houses prior to 1955, when their current house at 411 E. Rosemary Street was purchased and enlarged. The house is located in the historic district of Chapel Hill and houses 35 chapter members. Beta Upsilon's housemother Mary "Hub" Southerland has lived in the house for more than 20 years. She is the only Beta Upsilon housemother to be initiated into the sorority. At Beta Upsilon's 50th anniversary in 1989, "Hub" laid the groundwork for a Foundation scholarship for a Beta Upsilon sister in honor of her daughter, Sharon Southerland Long, a Beta Upsilon alumna.