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 on their respective campuses. To join the CGI University Network, a university must provide a minimum of $10,000 in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers from its campus. SMU became a member in 2012.


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)