Iowa State University Students in Free Enterprise

SIFE 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, SIFE participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.
Projects and efforts that support Live Green!: 

ISU SIFE(Students in Free Enterprise) is collaborating with Interstate All Battery to help raise awareness of  the recycling of batteries with the 1st annual Battery Recycling Competition. Also EH&S will be assisting with proper handling of the batteries. 10 organizations have been selected to participate in a battery recycling contest. We challenge each organization to collect as many batteries as possible with creativity and media attention. Each organization is encouraged to reach out to the Ames and Iowa State Community. The goal of the contest is to make others aware of the importance of battery recycling and the need to switch over to rechargeable.


The Sam’s Club Environmental Sustainability Challenge provides the opportunity

for SIFE teams and their local Sam’s club associates to work together to help Sam’s club

members of small businesses to raise the quality of life and standard of living through

environmentally sustainable practices in their operations, facilities and community. (SIFE USA,

2009) More information can b found at .

How to Get Involved: 


Membership Qualifications Eligible members are any student (full or part time as well as pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree) at Iowa State University. There are no restrictions of membership or involvement. Any restrictions placed by the International SIFE organization or Iowa State University would be applied to the Iowa State University Team as well.
Membership Restrictions SIFE is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and cultural and religious backgrounds.
Elections Officers are elected at the last meeting of the semester. Students may volunteer themselves for the position and then a paper vote will be taken by attending members. If multiple students run for the same position, the student that has a majority (more than 1/2) of the votes takes position. In the event of a tie, another vote will be taken until one student prevails. Students are encouraged to list reasons indicating why they should take the position.
Meetings Meetings are held in 0129 Gerdin at 5:00 PM every Tuesday.
Meeting Times and Places: 

Meetings Meetings are held in 0129 Gerdin at 5:00 PM every Tuesday.

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