The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) supports college students across the world who have committed to take action and tackle pressing challenges.
In 13 years, CGI U has engaged over 10,000+ students supporting over 7,000 commitments across 150 counties. Hundreds of Sun Devils participated in this global network, advancing individual and team projects with a focus ranging from education to environmental issues to public health.
The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 29 at 11:59pm ET.
Why should you apply to CGI U?
- You are passionate about making a difference.
- You are motivated to take action.
- You want to learn how to turn your idea into something tangible.
- You are eager to connect with fellow students who feel the same way you do.
- You are excited to hear from topic experts in social impact, public service and civic engagement
How do you apply to CGI U?
All students apply to CGI U with a Commitment to Action—a new, specific and measurable initiative that addresses a pressing challenge within one of CGI U’s focus areas:
- Environment and climate change
- Peace and human rights
- Poverty alleviation
- Public health
What happens when you are accepted into CGI U?
- Participate in a social impact curriculum
- Assigned to a mentor in your project’s topic area
- Access to funding to support the development of your project
- Invitation to events, including the 13th annual CGI U virtual meeting in partnership with Howard University
- Connect with Clinton Foundation topic experts, including President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
As a Sun Devil, what support does Arizona State University provide? ASU is a member of the CGI University Network, and provides
- Support—including during the application process!
- Connection to other ASU students, faculty and staff with similar interests
- Opportunities for seed funding
- Invitations to other ASU events
If you would like to learn more, I am here for you as ASU’s CGI U Liaison. Email today or schedule a video meeting with Lauren Dunning for more information about the 2021 CGI U experience.