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Apply to CGI U for a Year-Round Experience

Applications are now open for CGI U 2022.   

The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. 

Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: personalized mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2022 virtual annual meeting. 

You can access a downloadable, CGI U 2022 application preview here

Have an Idea to Change the World?

Each year Clinton Global Initative University (CGI U) brings together students and a diverse group of leaders at a wide range of convenings. This includes the CGI U Annual Meeting – a special multi-day event hosted by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton that brings the entire CGI U class together to provide participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. 

More than 10,000 students from over 150 countries and all 50 states have participated in CGI U. Many alumni members have gone on to start businesses, NGOs or careers in social impact fields that continue to create tangible social change.

CGI U Commitments to Action

To be part of this program, students need to commit to addressing a pressing global challenge or issue in their local campus or community. This pledge – called a “Commitment to Action” – takes the form of a new, specific, and measurable project that each student develops either as an individual or with their peers. The focus areas of these commitments are Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

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Two MLFTC students invited to CGI U at University of Chicago

Engineers take the stage, glean inspiration at CGI U

CGI U selects 29 ASU students to attend 2015 event

ASU students to be featured at CGI U opening ceremony, special events

16 student teams advance to compete in the Clinton Global Initiative University 2014 Commitments Challenge

For more information, visit the CGI U website.

The application for CGI U 2022 is now open. 

Learn more and apply by Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. 



Lauren Dunning

Associate Director