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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.


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 2014 annual meeting

  • Art use as a Confidence Builder for Victims of Sex Trafficking (Asia Rodgers)
  • Educating Ghana (Trisha St-Fleur) 
  • Green Riba (Rahfin Faruk)
  • PropeLend Economic Empowerment Ventures (Thomas Schmedding, Adam Goff)
  • The Nari Project (Ashley Wali)
  • Veterans Day Nonprofit (Jonathan Hess)



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

For more information contact SMU student rep.

 Jonathan Hess


 Asia Rodgers