Students in Free Enterprise rebrands as Enactus

Students in SUNY Fredonia’s chapter of Students in Free Enterprise are rebranding the group under the name Enactus. The group, formerly known as SIFE, is part of an international non-profit organization that combines the efforts of students, academic and business leaders to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

SIFE was founded in 1975 and globally rebranded as Enactus last fall. Fredonia’s chapter, which has been active since 1994, will be operating under this new name.

Students involved in Enactus have the opportunity to work with academic and business leaders to develop projects that promote positive action and create sustainable relationships within the community. The new name is meant to reflect the idea of enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. This year’s Fredonia Enactus Team is tackling eight projects focusing on helping local businesses go green, creating a sustainable water bottle, recycling ink cartridges, connecting with high schools to build leadership, working with elementary schools on anti-bullying campaigns, working with high school and college students to think before they drink and drive, building awareness of Cradle Beach initiatives to serve the disabled and disadvantaged youth, and working with the City of Dunkirk to bring art to city buildings.

For more information on Fredonia’s Enactus group and its current projects, visit or contact adviser Dr. Sue McNamara at

Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, most sustainable world.