Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise or SIFE)

Welcome to the Enactus chapter at Kentucky State University! Our SIFE chapter strives to provide students with the best opportunity to make a difference in a changing world. We offer programs and activities to develop leadership, teamwork, and communications skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise and civic engagement.

Our Mission

The Enactus chapter at Kentucky State University is a student organization that provides support and services to the community with an emphasis on education and civic engagement.

Our Goals

Enactus strives to accomplish the following goals:

  • Establish unity between the university and Frankfort community to ensure strong bonds and success for future generations
  • Offer programs that attract students to become Enactus members
  • Sponsor programs and projects that promote students participation in entrepreneurship and civic engagement activities on campus and in the local community
  • Encourage Enactus members to participate in regional and national Enactus programs and conferences

 Our History

SIFE was introduced to the students of Kentucky State University in April of 2004, when two students – who were also pioneer members of SIFE – worked in the 2004 Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Camp. SIFE had its kickoff at the start of the Fall semester in September, 2004. By October, SIFE was an official campus organization. Our first introduction to the community also took place in October when we built a float for KSU’s homecoming parade. As the semester came to an end, we continued our work developing a plan for the Ford Business Plan competition. The plan was submitted in January 2005. We also developed and secured a grant from the Marcus Foundation for the period of March to November 2005.

SIFE became Enactus in 2012. Its activities have overlapped with the annual IdeaStateU competition since 2008