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Enactus is a global, nonprofit student organization, which specializes in learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise. The purpose of Enactus is to expand students' abilities outside of the classroom by using their knowledge and skills to educate members of the James Madison University and local communities; as well as businesses in the surrounding area through community service and occasional philanthropy.


Enactus, formerly SIFE, was established at James Madison University in October 2003 and became a recognized organization in December 2004. They are a student-led organization, advised by Professors Bill Ritchie and Fernando Pargas in the College of Business.