SIFE brings together a diverse network of students, academics and industry leaders around the shares mission of creating a better sustainable world through the positive power of business. By channelizing their energies to projects that improves the lives of people worldwide, SIFE participants are demonstrating that individuals with knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for chance
SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious SIFE world cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFEís leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
SIFE teams are organized on individual university campuses. Each college or university is as the community it serves. This flexibility allows each institution to structure its SIFE team in a manner that best fits its faculty, student and community needs. Each SIFE team has complete freedom to adopt rules and procedures to govern its own activity, as long as they are consistent with the SIFE Membership Guidelines.
The only parameters SIFE world head quarters places on a teamís educational outreach programs is that they should be designed considering the relevant economic, social and environment factors, which SIFE team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living.