Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is now ENACTUS, the result of a rebranding effort aimed at highlighting the organization’s focus on entrepreneurial action “as a catalyst to transforming communities and lives.” The name ENACTUS is a combination of the words “entrepreneurial,” “action,” and “us.”
Suzanne Hurt, PSU’s academic advising coordinator and ENACTUS adviser, said the name change should help expand the group’s reach and add more diversity to the membership.
“For some time, SIFE had been known as a club for business majors,” Hurt said. “What we’re hoping to do with ENACTUS is bring more students together because there is a great need for a combination of expertise campuswide.”
Founded in 1975, Students in Free Enterprise had grown to become one of the largest university-based organizations in the world. SIFE teams became active in more than 40 countries on 1,500 campuses with more than 42,000 participating students around the world. There are 50 members in PSU’s group.