SIFE Dedicated to Success

SIFE, or Students in Free Enterprise, is a student organization dedicated to leading business students to success.

The mission of the organization is “to bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.”

On campus since 2003, SIFE at Arkansas Tech is not only concerned with the business world. Philanthropy is of great importance to the organization. The group focuses projects on increasing awareness of diversity, helping students prepare for job interviews, and working for the community.

One community outreach project SIFE has coordinated during the past few years is teaching elders in the River Valley how to operate basic computer programs. President of SIFE, Lydia Grate, says that the program was such a success the first year and now it’s an expectation of the community.

She also says they plan to expand the computer classes to also provide training about cell phone operation.

Upcoming SIFE events:

  • Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m. – SIFE has teamed with Marketing Club to present a speaker meeting which will feature a Harvard graduate who created The event will take place in Rothwell 321.
  • Friday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.– Volunteer at Clinton Library to raise awareness of childhood obesity prevention.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. – SIFE will host a cultural seminar for anyone interested in attending. Featured speakers are from South Korea, Japan and Brazil. The event will take place in the Doc Bryan Lecture Hall.
  • Tuesdays, 4 p.m. – Weekly meetings in Rothwell 311.

For more information about SIFE at Arkansas Tech, view the organization’s Facebook page, e-mail Adviser Dr. Linda Bean at or President Lydia Grate at

For information about joining, visit the bulletin boards on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Rothwell Hall.

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