Clinton Global Initiative University

Become a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Commitment Maker in 2024!

The Office of Engaged Learning coordinates the CGIU program at SMU. SMU undergraduate and graduate students can apply to join an exciting cohort of over 600 social entrepreneurs from around the word, who are all working to solve some our world’s most pressing issues. 


CGIU Commitment Makers receive

  • Up to $1500 to fund their Commitment to Action Project
  • Funding to attend the CGIU annual meeting
  • Participation in the CGIU curriculum


Over the course of the program, selected rising leaders participate in trainings, modules, and tailored events that help formulate their ideas and provide the necessary resources, feedback, and tools to transform their ideas into action.


CGIU offers

  • A 10-month, three module early-stage social impact curriculum
  • Personalized mentorship with successful social entrepreneurs
  • Early-stage seed funding and accelerators
  • CGI U’s annual meeting, which convenes hundreds of student commitment-makers, alumni, university representatives, topic experts, and high-profile individuals
  • Peer collaboration with global exchange of ideas, comprised of diverse students from over 80 countries, and across all types of higher education institutions

Application Process

The deadline for CGIU 2024 will be announced soon. Contact our office at for help with your application

Check out the Commitment to Action Toolkit


To learn more about how to apply you can attend any of these pre-recorded sessions on the CGIU website and also email for supporting in drafting and finalizing your application for submission.

See current and past SMU Commitment Makers