About Texas State Enactus
To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorRow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.
SIFE's Learning Philosophy
"Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I might remember, Involve me and I will understand."
What is Enactus?
Entrepreneurial Action Us, (Enactus) is a not-for-profit organization supported by individuals, foundations, and corporations whose mission is to build collegiate Enactus Teams who teach free enterprise in order to better individuals, communities, and countries. Enactus's purpose is accomplished through the Enactus Team's outreach projects where students and faculty involve the community in the free enterprise system, providing the students with an opportunity to teach others what they have learned.
Enactus 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 Enactus World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, Enactus’s 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.
History of Enactus at Texas State University – San Marcos
Several professors, including Dr. John McGhee, were initially involved with Enactus. In the spring of 1994, Dr. Jim Bell and the Texas State University – San Marcos Enactus Chapter attended their first Regional Competition. In the 1996-1997 academic year, Mrs. Vicki West became the second Enactus sponsor. In the 2001-2002 academic year, Dr. Jana Minifie helped Professor West to co-advise the team. Vicki West has advised the team since 1996-97 and served as the sole advisor. The following is a list of Texas State University – San Marcos Enactus competition results.
|Regional Competitions||(Inter)national Competitions|
|2012 Regional Champion||2012 Top 12|
|2011 Regional Champion||2011 National Champion / World Cup Finalist|
|2010 Regional Champion||2010 Top 12|
|2009 Regional Champion||2009 Top 8|
|2008 Regional Champion||Final 4 Team & ITC Winner|
|2007 Regional Champion||2007 Individual Topic Winners|
|2006 Regional Champion||2006 Individual Topic Winners|
|2005 Regional Champion||2005 Top 8|
|2004 Regional Champion||2004 Top 12|
|2003 Regional Champion||2003 Top 16|
|2002 Regional Champion||2002 Top 8|
|2001 Regional Champion||2001 Top 8|
|2000 Regional Champion||2000 International Champion|
|1999 Regional Champion||1999 Top 16|
|1998 Regional Champion||1998 Top 8|
|1997 Regional Champion||1997 Top 20|