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SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) is an international organization that mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. SIFE has chapters on more than 1,500 university campuses in more than 45 countries. These chapters are supported by hundreds of leading companies from around the world.

The goals of SIFE teams all over the world is to "change the world" by engaging in projects that improve their communities and the lives of people across the globe. SIFE team members leverage their personal educational experiences, the expertise of their faculty advisors (who are named Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellows in honor of the late Wal-Mart founder), the support of their local business advisory boards, and the resources of their institutions to implement programs that create real economic opportunities for members of their communities. As SIFE students positively affect the lives of people, they develop stronger business and leadership skills, while at the same time strengthening their commitment to the community and the world around them. The effectiveness of the SIFE team's projects is judged at regional, national and international competitions. Business leaders serve as judges and evaluate teams based on how much impact they achieved. To succeed at competition, teams have to demonstrate that they've helped others succeed.

The Andrews University SIFE team was initially organized in 1998. It is composed of not just business majors, but members who major in all disciplines. Our projects are so diverse that students across the university can contribute to our success. If you would like to be a part of the largest student organization in the world and engage in projects and activities that have national and international impact, check out AU SIFE!. For more information about SIFE, email Dr. Ann Gibson ( or Dr. Jacquelyn Warwick (



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