Clinton Global Initiative University and CSUN

Clinton Global Initiative University

The CGI University Network

The CGI University Network is a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses. To join the CGI University Network, a university must provide a minimum of $10,000 in funding to CGI U student commitment-makers from its campus. Students and university representatives come together at the CGI U meeting to hear from experts in various fields, brainstorm ideas, share best practices, and form effective partnerships. Students then return to their campuses and communities to turn their ideas into action, with the support of seed funding and mentorship from their universities.


CSUN students that apply to CGI U and are selected (by the CGI) to become CGI U Campus Representatives are invited to the annual CGI U meeting. Criteria for selection include having a well thought-out project that will produce quantifiable results. At the CGI U meeting students join with community leaders and other student leaders to discuss real-world problems and solutions to those problems. CGI U Campus Representatives are learn about valuable resources to enable students to make their projects come to fruition.