Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Students in Free Enterprise is the world's largest collegiate free enterprise organization.  SIFE provides leadership training, regional competitions and career opportunity fairs for thousands of college students throughout thirty-one countries.  Students have the opportunity to go to regional, national and international competitions, where they share what they have done and help spread free enterprise in their community.

The Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy provides annual grant funds to select SIFE teams whose projects focus on social or non-profit entrepreneurship.

Faculty Sponsors
Dr. Phil Vardiman
Associate Professor of Management


We're excited to host Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, as COBA’s spring 2016 Distinguished Speaker. Join us on March 22nd for the Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon beginning at 11:45 am in the Hunter Welcome Center. To purchase tickets, please click here. To learn more about the event and Mr. Gelsinger, click here. If you have questions about the event, please email M.C. Jennings at
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