Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

The University of Chicago will host the 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting, October 19–21, 2018.

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting—hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton—will convene undergraduate and graduate students from 145 countries and all 50 states at the University of Chicago to discuss and develop ideas  and proposals to address some of the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the next generation. Over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participate in the weekend meeting, where the focus is generally on five areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.  After two days of working sessions and special events, the meeting concludes with a Day of Action, when student participants support an ongoing project in the local community. 

The application deadline for CGI U 2018 has passed. 

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CGI U is looking for reliable, hardworking, and enthusiastic student volunteers to help us create a great experience for attendees. Students who demonstrate leadership, service, and an interest in social impact are encouraged to apply!

Deadline to apply to volunteer is Wednesday, August 15. Sign up here.

Questions? Please refer to CGI U's FAQs or email