Clinton Global Initiative University

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, 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, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. Students create their own Commitments to Action that address issues on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 commitments, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers through CGI U. For more information about CGI U, visit their website.

Note: UCF is a member of the CGI University Network, which means that students who apply and are accepted to CGI U are eligible to receive funding for transportation and lodging at the conference. Students requesting funding are required to submit a Commitment Payment (amount may vary depending on host location) before receiving funds from UCF.

To see upcoming Info Sessions and events on campus, search the tag “CGI U” on the UCF Events calendar, or click here.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about CGI U, please contact the UCF CGI University Network Representative, Mike McFadden at or call 407-823-2223.

Commitments and Updates