Civic Engagement

Apply now to Clinton Global Initiative University 2018 in Chicago!

For nearly a decade, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) has worked to engage leaders on college campuses and grow its community of commitment-makers around the world.

This year, the CGI University 2018 meeting will take place at the University of Chicago from October 19-21!

Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders who have made Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

The CGI U 2018 meeting will provide opportunities for student commitment-makers to network with one another, attend skill sessions and office hours with leading social innovators, and connect with alumni mentors. The application is now open.

The early decision and travel assistance deadline is March 16, 2018. The final deadline is April 23, 2018.

Want help getting started on your application? Check out these tips for putting together your application OR Join us for an online information session at

For questions about the application, please email [email protected]. We look forward to learning about your commitment and helping students turn their ideas into action!

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