ENACTUS (formerly known as SIFE)

ENtrepreneurial ACTion by all of US

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Gardner-Webb University - Enabling Our Small Communities

When do you meet?

Each Thursday during the school year, 9:25 a.m. in Hamrick Hall, room 117.

What does the ENACTUS team do?

We take what we are learning in the classroom and use it to create and implement outreach projects in our community to educate others - helping others create a better quality of life and standard of living for themselves. Then we compete with other colleges to see who had the most significant impact.

Real-World Learning Experience

ENACTUS projects are not case studies or classroom simulations; they are real solutions involving real people with real issues. ENACTUS is all about finding people in need and using the positive power of business to help them solve their problems. It is about taking your classroom knowledge and putting it into practice right now. ENACTUS donor companies view ENACTUS students as “the best of the best” because they have been applying their education in the real world throughout their college career. The nature of ENACTUS and ENACTUS projects enables ENACTUS students to develop the skills that employers are seeking.

What do I get out of being on the ENACTUS team?

  • Opportunity to use what you are learning to help others
  • Networking opportunities with major companies - priority consideration for internships and jobs
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Great on your re'sume'
  • Potential 1 credit hour per semester for active participation


What Kinds of Projects do you participate in?

Financial Literacy training year round

JA - Junior Achievement program in Cleveland County Schools

VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance each spring

BEST - Bringing Executives and Students Together - with high school students each summer

Job Skills, resume', and job search classes at the Women's and Men's Shelters