About SIFE

What is SIFE?

SIFE is Students in Free Enterprise, a non-profit international organization designed to help students develop their leadership and entrepreneurial skills while helping to make a difference in the lives of others. 

The SIFE organization recognizes the student's hard work with several scholarships awarded each year.

Members of SIFE also have access to SIFE's partners, in which they can access information on jobs.  Additionally, students of SIFE have access to the Career Marketplace for career opportunities.  Students also receive the monthly Career Connections magazine.


What's the mission?

SIFE Mission: SIFE's mission is "To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business."

Limestone SIFE Mission: The Limestone SIFE chapter provides students with the opportunity to make a difference in their community and the world by developing projects that impact the lives of others.  Students utilize their business knowledge to develop viable projects which are designed to helps others.  Limestone SIFE prepares students to be more employable after graduation and gives each student a chance to develop leadership, organizational, communication and teamwork skills, while also enhancing project management and creatively skills.


What do the students of Limestone SIFE do?

Students develop and work on projects designed to impact their community and the world.  Projects are presented at the SIFE Regional Competition each March.  Winners of the SIFE Regional Competition move on to the National Competition in which one winner represents the United States at the World Cup Competition.  The competitions offer students the opportunity to network with other students, as well as Executives and representatives of some of SIFE's biggest corporate partners.


Who is eligible to become a member of Limestone SIFE?

Limestone SIFE is a part of the School of Business; however, any Limestone College student is eligible to become a member.  Students are encouraged from all majors to become members.  Limestone SIFE is a great organization which prepares students to become future leaders, thus making them much more employable after graduation.


How do I become of member of Limestone SIFE?

Becoming a member of SIFE is easy.  Limestone SIFE is offered as a 1 and 3 credit hour course; BA218 and BA220 respectively.  When registering for your courses each term simply make SIFE one of those courses.  Ask your advisor or the registrar's office to enroll you in the SIFE course.   


What are the membership dues?

Membership dues are only $8.


How do I get additional information?

You may download a copy of the SIFE brochure or email the SIFE Faculty Advisor, Dr. Deitra C. Payne at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Why Limestone SIFE?


"Over the years the Students in Free Enterprise Chapter at Limestone College has allowed our students to gain practical experience in numerous areas of business, as well as developing their communication and organizational skills. Our SIFE teams have been very competitive at the regional and national levels."

Dr. Walt Griffin, Limestone College President


"The Limestone SIFE chapter is a great organization for students to gain leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will give them the competitive advantage in today's tough job market."

Dr. Deitra C. Payne, SIFE Faculty Advisor


"SIFE is an organization for university students who want to make a difference - both in their own life as well as the lives of those around them.  SIFE students apply what they're learning in the classroom to develop real projects that achieve real results for real people.  In the process they become better leaders and are aggressively recruited by some of the top companies in the world."

Donna Patterson, President of SIFE USA


"SIFE is a great organization to get involved with when you are going into the Business World.  Not only do you learn about different areas of business, but you get first-hand experience while you're in college.  And once you graduate, you can say to your future employer 'Yes, I have done that task before, and this is how I did it!'"

Mark Pursley, former Student SIFE President