Five Clinton Global Initiative University undergraduate and graduate students pose in a photoshoot with Chelsea Clinton.

Clinton Global Initiative University


Join a dynamic community of undergraduate and graduate students who are young leaders committed to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The Clinton Global Initiative University offers you a unique opportunity to connect with leading experts in business, technology and social impact in this year-round community of learning, leadership and action.

The Clinton Global Initiative University helps develop the next generation of leaders and social entrepreneurs by providing accepted undergraduate and graduate students with training and mentorship opportunities, access to a wide range of international experts and change agents, and invitations to networking events with their peers and program alumni. The program offers one-of-a-kind training, resources and personalized mentorship on how to ideate, design, implement and evaluate a social impact project.


Eligibility requirements and application

The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for college students, undergraduate or graduate, who are addressing pressing challenges in five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation and public health. 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. 


Apply to join a community of undergraduate and graduate students around the world who are committed to take action. Email us today for more information.

CGI U students in the news

Four CGI University Students share their best advice for driving social impact while at school

Four outstanding CGI U students launched projects that tackle critical challenges in communities from California to Ghana — all while embarking on their own educational journeys. Here, they share their tips on how to succeed in the classroom and community.

How colleges and universities are helping lead the response to COVID-19, from Hong Kong to Appalachia

Since 2008, the CGI U program has brought thousands of students together to make Commitments to Action — service projects that make a difference in their communities and around the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, CGI U students sprang to action, galvanizing faculty and student expertise, research facilities and administrative leadership to tackle the pressing issue.

Two MLFTC students invited to CGI U at University of Chicago

Two Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College students were invited to attend a prestigious meeting of university students around the globe affiliated with the GCI U. The organization was launched by former President Bill Clinton to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses worldwide.

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