November 30, 2016
To the Campus Community,
I am pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for CSUN students to access resources, connections and mentors to significantly impact some of the most pressing issues we face today. CSUN students with a drive to change the world are encouraged to apply now to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University 2017 (CGI U), which will take place in the spring of 2017 (dates and location have not yet been released). CGI U is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in the community or in a different part of the world.
The final application deadline will likely be early in 2017.
CSUN is a member of the CGI University Network and has funding available for students accepted to CGI U 2017. Students selected for CGI U 2017 may be eligible to receive travel stipends and seed funding to support their projects. In April 2016, the university was proud to support the participation of 12 students at the conference for the first time, held at UC Berkeley - eight projects were accepted and one of our participants, Frida Herrera, was selected from a field of 133 for a prestigious fellowship as one of the winners of the Project Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Perhaps another CSUN student will be chosen this year!
CGI U is proof that young people have the power to make a meaningful impact by confronting some of the world's most urgent challenges. To find out more about CGI U, students should email CSUN's CGI U mentor/advisor Dr. Mary-Pat Stein at .
I hope you will encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to learn, network and make the world a better place.
Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge