Our Purpose

To enable progress through entrepreneurial action.

Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities.

Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement entrepreneurial projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Quick Facts

  • Teams: 404
  • Students: 10,183
  • Team Community Projects: 665

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Our Story


Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. We establish student programs on campuses across the nation. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop entrepreneurial projects, that transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Entrepreneurial - initiating ideas and business solutions with passion and innovation.
Action - the experience of sustainable impact, activated with integrity.
Us - student, academic and business leaders collaborating to create a better world.

Our People

Enactus was originally founded in the United States in 1975 and the U.S. is now one of 37 countries from around the world that operates an Enactus program. The U.S. operates as a division of Enactus and with 404 universities and 10,183 student participants, it represents the single largest country operation. It is a priority country for the future growth and development of the organization.

Our Competitions

The Enactus United States National Exposition is dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need. The winners of these national competitions are then invited to compete at the prestigious Enactus World Cup.  

Our Leadership

Ashley Buchanan

National Advisory Board Executive Committee Chairman
EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer
Sam's Club

Chris Mills

Enactus United States

Rachael Jarosh

President & CEO
Enactus Worldwide