"CGI U means taking action. It represents an opportunity for young students and professionals to really plant a stake in the ground and dedicate their time to something meaningful". Ashifi Gogo, CGI U '09 quote

Turn your ideas into action with CGI U 2021!

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:

  • Education
  • 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
"CGI U was a great opportunity to think outside of the box and to think very innovatively. And getting to find synergies with the work that other students were making as well." Oluseyi Segun, CGI U '13

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!
  • Mentorship
  • 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.

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