Student Clubs and OrganizationsStudents In Free Enterprise (SIFE) brings together a diverse network of college students, academic professionals and industry leaders from around the world to focus on a shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of free enterprise. Each team member contributes their time and talent to projects that improve the lives of people around the globe. Each participant demonstrates that individuals who are armed with information, a passion for people and business know-how, can be real agents for change. This is a powerful life lesson that is attained outside of the classroom, because SIFE is tackling projects that are tied to real targets with help of real professionals. The outcome of each project could change the lives of SIFE students and the project's beneficiaries in a real and substantial way. CityU's SIFE team has been growing each year and has been very successful at establishing good relationships with businesses such as Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft and BestBuy.
How SIFE WorksSIFE offers passionate students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise, thereby improving the standard of living for millions in the process. Guided by distinguished faculty advisors, called the "Sam Walton Fellow", CityU's fellow is Kathy Cox. Each team is supported by businesses from around the globe. SIFE teaches important concepts through educational outreach projects, including market economics, entrepreneurship, personal and financial success, and business ethics to better themselves, their communities and their countries. Last year, with 19 members, SIFE has done many community projects impacting at least 360 individuals and have provided 6,000 meals. The team spent 3,795 total hours working on 19 projects which resulted in 13 partnerships with corporations, business leaders, and local businesses. The projects being presented at the competition were:
Join SIFE Today!Interested in joining CityU's SIFE team? Enroll in SIFE today and you'll receive free membership benefits, which include:
SIFE Leadership TeamOfficers
President: Trent Lykins, BSBA Administration candidate
Vice President: Winnie Paramita, MBA candidate
Secretary / Treasurer: Carolan Eleazar, MBA candidate
Competition Chair: Basil Abashar, MBA candidate
Marketing / Social Media Chair: Praisye Prayanster Sandy, BSBA candidate
Fundraising Chair: Yanbing Lu, MBA candidate
Sustainability Chair: Ryan Weber, MBA candidate
Activity Chair: Yaroslavna Gayfulinna, MBA candidate
ContactTrent Lykins, SIFE President / BSBA candidate
Become the Student Representative to the Board of Governors!The Board of Governors is a governance body that is responsible for quality and integrity of CityU. The role of the student representative is to articulate student issues and perspectives to the Board and its standing committees as they carry out their governance role for the academic year. Although this is a non-voting position, there are so many advantages to becoming the student representative! If you are selected as the student representative, you will serve as the voice of the CityU student body. You'll have the chance to gain real-life leadership experience that can help build your resume. In addition, you will be awarded the City University of Seattle Board of Governors Student Leadership Tuition Scholarship in the amount equivalent of tuition for one course, in your program of study, per quarter for the academic year!