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Clinton Global Initiative University

Clinton Global Initiative at SMU

The CGI University Network (CGI U) is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs. SMU is a member of the CGI University Network and provides funding to SMU student commitment-makers who commit to take action in the the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.


Engaged Learning Programs

Annual CGI U Meeting 

Students and university representatives come together at the CGI U meeting to hear from experts in various fields, brainstorm ideas, share best practices and form effective partnerships.

Seven SMU students promote their commitments at the 2015 annual meeting

  • Art Healing (Asia Rodgers)
  • Kripa Care (Jorawar "Javi" Virk)
  • Resources for Resolana (Hena Rafiq)
  • Support for LGBTQ Refugees in Texas (Colton Donica)
  • The Nari Project (Ashley Wali and Preksha "Priya" Chowdhardy



AUG 15 Application Opens
OCT 8 Info Session
OCT 17 Early Application Deadline
NOV 18 Application Party
DEC 1 Application Deadline
MAR 6-8   CGI U Annual Meeting

SMU Campus Rep

We are looking for two student reps for AY 15-16. If interested contact


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