Albers School of Business and Economics
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Enactus

  • Mission

    To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.

    About Enactus

    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’ 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.

    Enactus brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, Enactus participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.

    How Enactus Puts Business to Work

    Working with leading corporate partners and member universities, Enactus establishes student programs on campuses around the world. With the support and encouragement of their faculty advisors and a local business advisory board, Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus teams’ projects address a variety of topics, such as market economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, personal success skills, environmental sustainability and business ethics. Rather than mandating a uniform set of projects, teams are encouraged to work within the framework of these topics while adapting their approach to the diverse needs of people in different communities. The result is a program that is global in scope and purpose with the flexibility and responsiveness of a community-based organization.

    Enactus at Seattle University

    History

    The Seattle University Enactus team tied for ninth in the national contest that took place in Minneapolis in May 2011.  More than 360 team competed in the nationwide competition.  The team also received Campbell Soup’s Lasting Hunger Relief Award, which is given for the project that best helps people break the cycle of poverty.   

    In March 2009 the Seattle U Enactus team participated in the Enactus Regional Competition in Bellevue, Washington. After competing in the beginning rounds, our Enactus team won the Regional Championship in their division - a feat that is very rare within Enactus – and was recognized as Rookie of the Year. By winning the regional competition, Seattle U Enactus then competed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the National Enactus Exposition on May 11, 2009. Seattle U Enactus won the title of National Rookie Team of the Year at the National Exposition with many accolades from the judges on the accomplishments of Seattle U Enactus in such a short period of time.

    Membership

    Seattle Enactus is open to students at Seattle University from all majors. We have a diverse group of individuals from many majors including Marketing, Economics, Accounting, International Studies, and Nursing.

    Seattle Enactus is unique among other organizations on campus in the way that there are absolutely no membership dues to be a member. To join, simply come to one of our general meetings. Learn more at www.seattleuenactus.com. If you have any questions, please send us a note at simpsonl@seattleu.edu or oreillyt@seattleu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.