WHAT: The Clinton Global Initiative University
WHEN: March 6-8, 2015
WHERE: The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida
- The early decision and travel assistance deadline is October 17, 2014, and
- The final application deadline is December 1, 2014.
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 (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, the Clinton Global Initiative University hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host CGI U 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida from March 6-8, 2015. The meeting will bring together more than 1,100 students to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
- Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply.
- To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to make a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
- Throughout the year, and as a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students develop their own Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world.
- Commitments range from manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries to establishing campus bike share programs, from creating free vision clinics to developing e-learning applications for mobile phones.
- Throughout the year, students are also invited to apply to become CGI U Campus Representatives.
- Colleges and universities can engage with CGI U by joining the CGI University Network to support and mentor innovative student commitment-makers from their respective campuses by providing seed funding for new projects and initiatives.
- Funding will be available to select CGI U 2015 students to help them turn their ideas into action.
- 60 colleges and universities have already joined the CGI University Network, pledging to provide over $750,000 total to student attendees from member universities.
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