Applications open for the 2018 Clinton Global Initiative University Honor Roll

The Honor Roll recognizes extraordinary CGI U commitment makers — Click here to apply:

Our world faces enormous challenges that we at CGI U know can be overcome when young people work together to drive change. Whether it’s building rehabilitation centers for victims of human trafficking in Uganda or narrowing the education gap in New York by creating summer mentor programs, CGI U students have tackled overwhelming obstacles head-on and created innovative solutions that are improving lives. CGI U has brought together nearly 10,000 students from 940 schools, more than 145 countries, and all 50 states to turn ideas into action across the United States and around the world.

As we reflect on CGI U’s impact, we want to see just how far you’ve all come. We’re calling on all CGI U alumni to apply for the Honor Roll. Launched in 2017, it recognizes extraordinary alumni who have made a significant impact through their CGI U Commitments to Action and careers.

In 2017, 19 CGI U alumni were selected for the Honor Roll. Read more about some of them below:

When speaking to CGI U students at University of California Berkeley in 2016, President Clinton said, “You have chosen to spend some part of your life to have a positive impact on the lives of others. That is fundamentally the secret to making the most of the 21st century.” The CGI U Honor Roll is a snapshot of how CGI U students, through the years, have made a positive difference in the lives of others by turning ideas into action.

Apply for or nominate an alumnus you know to be recognized by the CGI U Honor Roll by July 13. To keep up to date about CGI U, please visit us online at or follow us on Twitter at

More about CGIU:

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.