The Poe Center has established program partnerships providing business students further opportunities and experiences exploring ethics in business.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization that works as a partnership between corporations and universities to teach young people about business fundamentals. There are more than 1500 Enactus “teams” operating in business schools in 37 countries. The UF Enactus (formerly SIFE) team consistently ranks among the top SIFE teams in the United States, and placed first in the 2002-2003 competition. The Poe Center partners with Enactus to sponsor Enactus’ program “Ethically Correct,” a program of presentations in local high schools, as well as the Enactus undergraduate ethics case competition.
These programs reach more than 1700 local students and community members. UF Enactus students volunteered almost 1700 hours for projects involving business ethics during the 2004-2005 school year.
The Poe Center occasionally partners with Warrington’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center to bring speakers to campus to talk with graduate students in the Poe program and the Entrepreneurship Center on “Ethics and Entrepreneurship.” These late afternoon visits provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to talk about the ethical challenges they have faced along the way and to field questions from and lead discussions with students from throughout the college and the university.