Clinton Global Initiative University


Final Deadline: December 1st, 2014 (All UH student accepted to attend CGI-U may apply for travel and Commitment to Action funding)

Looking for support and advice creating your Commitment to Action and applying to CGI-U? Want more information? Please email – Stephanie Schmidt, Associate Director – Leadership & Civic Engagement.

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Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. The seventh annual CGI U meeting will bring together students and youth organizations to develop Commitments to Action across five focus areas:

  • Education
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Peace & Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Public Health

This year’s Clinton Global Initiative University will take place in Coral Gables, Florida at University of Miami March 6-8, 2015. The University of Houston is committed to sending students to CGI U by providing financial support for a select numbers of participants upon acceptance into CGI U. Students are also eligible to apply for funding toward their CGI U commitments. Visit the CGIU website for more information.


“CGI-U was that avenue for me to make a positive impact within my community” - Zuan-Fu Lim

“The CGI-U experience was phenomenal.” - Kim Mai Le

“This conference allowed me to acquire ideas and skills that I brought back to my organization in order to enhance my commitment” - Kim Mai Le

“CGI-U is an excellent opportunity for students with new ideas to get feedback from the peers, learn from the firsthand experiences of others interested in the same field as them, and understand the detailed work that goes into having a successful project.” - Batoul Abuharb