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SIFE is a non-profit educational organization that works in partnership with
businesses and higher education, which provides college students the leadership experience of establishing free enterprise community outreach programs that teach others how market economies and business operate.

SIFE has been an official student organization at CSU, Chico since the Fall of 1993. Since SIFE has been here at Chico State, our team has won numerous awards and recognition in the business community, winning awards from: The GE Foundation, Business Week, The Federation of Independent Business, Kraft Foods, The Kaufmann Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, as well as winning regional, national, and international recognition presenting our works at SIFE team competitions.

Chico State SIFE believes that we can make a difference in the lives of our community, our nation, and our world. This is why we follow the International SIFE Mission Statement as well as our own "team-specific" mission statement:

International SIFE Mission Statement:
“To provide college students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.”

CSU, Chico SIFE Mission Statement:
“We will work together with our partners in business, education, and government to help the citizens in our community achieve economic, business, and computer literacy, so that each has the opportunity to live a happy and productive life.”