A Heart for Social Impact. A Heart for the World. Head for Social Entrepreneurship. Human progress depends on our ability to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit that lives within each of us and channel the unique talents, passions and ideas we each possess toward creating good in the world.

This is a newer club and "Social Impact" has been added to our name in 2016. While the club is run through the JJCBE, students in any major are WELCOME to join us and make a positive impact within our communities and beyond. Students involved in the club participate by volunteering for projects, writing grants, proposing and leading new projects within the community and beyond.

Photo of the 2017 Enactus group

en•act•us

A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.

entrepreneurial—initiating business innovation with integrity and passion.

action—the experience of social impact that sparks social enterprise.

us—student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.

Why is it so beneficial? What’s your purpose?

Enactus provides the opportunity to be a social entrepreneur within your community and beyond for the causes you care about. Currently our club is working on two project challenges through Enactus to support our Bozeman community, further develop our club and to provide the monetary help to accomplish our goals. The first challenge is the Nature Made - Healthy Living Challenge. Last year, our club was able to promote healthy living in the community of Bozeman by supporting the Bozeman Color Me Fun 5K at Hyalite Elementary to help support all our local schools arts and fitness programs. With over 800+ participants joining us last year AND 100+ amazing MSU Volunteers, this year, on October 2017 we hope to double our numbers and double our healthy challenge impact. Our impact helped raise $20,000 dollars benefiting over 20 local schools within Gallatin County.

Our second challenge is the CVC Capital Partners Youth Entrepreneurship. We are currently in the process of forming a plan to start a special Leadership Club at Bozeman High School.

Past Enactus Projects:

  • Non-profit panel hosting Special Olympics, Prospera, Eagle Mount, Hatch Experience, Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, Community Cafe. Co-hosted with the Management Club
  • Volunteer Service: Warming Shelter, Community Cafe, Special Olympics
  • Bozeman Color Me Fun 5K: co-supporters/volunteer facilitators, etc. Our impact helped raise $20,000 dollars benefiting over 20 local schools within Gallatin County.
  • Prospera Business Network and the Economic Development Council
    • The Economic Development Summit and follow-up roundtable discussion groups.
      • Summit: Enactus students helped to run a 150+ attendance event.
        • Keynote speaker: Dan Ripke, a national leader in economic gardening strategy
      • Follow-up Roundtables with business leaders: Enactus students recorded notes and presented to Prospera the summaries of the ideas discussed.
  • Big Sky Skydiving: helped develop a new website, flyers, merchandise, etc.
  • Family Promise: a nationwide non-profit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Enactus members helped write a grant for $1,500 to pay for the renovations of the Family Promise host house.
    • Volunteer service: 13 Enactus members spend time tutoring kids, hosting dinners, and providing business assistance.

Group photo of the Enactus Social Impact Club at the Color Me Fun Run

Enactus has also participated in a number of other projects involving the College, Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Gallatin Valley Skate Park Association, Byte Arts, and Blue Roan Media.

Enactus is an international organization with more than 1,200 active universities in 34 different countries. This organization mobilizes university students around the world to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. At the end of the school year, Enactus teams travel and compete in regional and national competitions.

To find out more about our club, these amazing projects, how to help, how to give back to our local communities and how to make an impact, join us at our next meeting.

Upcoming events:

October 18: Club Meeting at 6:15 pm in Jabs 103

Enactus (formerly SIFE) in the News: 

SIFE Club Competes and Excels at Atlanta Regional Competition
SIFE Club Travels to San Francisco for Regional Competition
SIFE Club Hosts Free Professional Ethics Lecture
SIFE Club Promoting Environmentally Conscious Solutions
SIFE Students Win Rookie of the Year Award


Contact: socialimpactclubmsu@gmail.com


Advisor: Lenka Beranova

Club Leadership: Emma Gamble, Leighton Dougherty, Benedicte Lyche, Megan Fenwick, Grace Foster, and many others.

Enactus Website: http://enactus.org/