Clinton Global Initiative University

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.

SMU is one of more than 60 colleges and universities worldwide who have joined the CGI U network.

Who's it for?

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.

Find out how it works, how to apply and get answers to your questions, and meet the staff.

NEWS FLASH!   CGI U 2018 application is now open. APPLY NOW

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.


Q&A with Angie

Everything you need to know about how you can change the world through CGI U.


CGI U Calendar 2017-2018

Mar 16 CGI U Early Decision deadline
Apr 23  CGI U Regular Decision deadline 
Oct 19-21 CGI U Annual Meeting 
University of Chicago

Earn University Curriculum Credit

CGIU commitments count towards Global Engagement, Human Diversity, and Community Engagement in the University Curriculum.