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.

Check out our previous Commitment Makers


NEWS FLASH!   Starting next week, this year's 11th annual CGI U meeting will be hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in Chicago!
 See what events our students will be up to over the weekend!

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.


CGI U Calendar 2018-2019

Oct 19-21
CGI U Annual Meeting 
University of Chicago
Dec 5 Up to Us Campus Competition Deadline