Clinton Global Initiative University

SMU is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative University Network (CGI U), a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Students commit to take action on some of the world's most pressing challenges. 

Who's it for?

Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in tackling global issues related to education, environment, health, human rights and poverty alleviation Through CGI U, SMU provides funding to student commitment-makers to get their projects started and attend the annual CGI U meeting held at a network university.

The deadline for CGI U 2021 is January 29, 2021. The annual meeting will be hosted virtually by Howard University. Contact our office at for help with your application


See current and past SMU Commitment Makers