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Title: Clinton Global Initiative University April 1-3, UC San Diego

Clinton Global Initiative UniversityApril 1-3,
UC San Diego
I strongly believe that through CGI U, we can
harness the energy and power of todays young
leaders to improve the lives of people around the
world and build a stronger future for us all.
President Bill Clinton
Purpose of CGI U
Brings together college students around the
world, national youth organizations, and
university officials to craft solutions to
pressing global issues and then take real,
concrete steps toward solving them.
Why UC San Diego?
- CGI U wanted to bring the conference to the
West Coast. - UC San Diegos reputation. - Other
campuses under consideration do not have
conference facilities comparable to the Price
Who attends CGI U?
Between 1,000 and 1,300 students from the U.S.
and 60 nations. Attendees include undergraduates
and graduate and professional students. 20 of
the spaces of the conference are reserved for
UCSD students. The conference is free to the
UCSD students selected to attend.
What is format of the conference?
Friday evening - Opening session in RIMAC arena
and reception for the attendees. Saturday - Full
day with a mix of skill, working and plenary
sessions and meals and receptions. Sunday
Community service project at off-campus
location. President Clinton is present all three
What is a Commitment?
  • Every attendee creates a commitment to action
    that they will fulfill the year following the
  • Commitments are new, specific, and measurable
    initiatives that address social or environmental
    challenges on campuses, in communities, or in
    different parts of the world

Commitment Areas
  • Commitment Areas
  • Education
  • Environment/Climate Change
  • Peace and Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Public Health

Experience Highlights
  • The mix and mingle session at CGI U
  • Participants and guest appearances during the
    workshops and plenary sessions.
  • Networking and meeting people from all around the
  • Listening to the different projects and

CGI U Exchange Fair
On Saturday, attendees showcase their student
organizations and non-profit organizations they
are involved at the CGIU Exchange Fair.
CGI U Community Service Day
On Sunday, the last day of the conference,
attendees will participate in a service project
in San Diego County.
Commitment to Action Example
  • 1) Global issue addressed Peace and human rights
    issues with students in Israel/Occupied
  • 2) Skill set Interviewing and broadcast
  • 3) Project developed Video conference calls with
    students in order to introduce cross cultural

Other Commitment Examples
  • Education
  • Sponsor a village or district overseas to help
    eliminate or reduce their school fees in a region
    where basic education is not available to most
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Turn college building thermostats two degrees up
    in the summer and two degrees down in the winter.

How to come up with your own Commitment
  • 1) Think of a global issue that you want to
  • 2) How can you use your major and skill-sets to
    make a difference?
  • 3) What might be a project you could develop to
    help solve the pressing global issue?

How you can get involved!
  • 1) Apply to participate at http//
  • Tips
  • Think about NGOs, professors, or people who can
    help you with your commitment--mention it in your
  • Narrow down your commitment as much as possible
  • Need to know the who, what, when, where and hows
    of your commitment in order to apply
  • Explain why you are passionate about this global
    issue and your commitment

Group Applications
  • 1) Groups consist of 2-4 students
  • 2) All group members must be students, but they
    do not need to be from the same school
  • 3) There needs to be a designated group leader
    through whom all communication will go

Group Applications (Cont)
  • 4) Group commitments are held to a more rigorous
    standard than individual commitments given the
    pooled resources of four persons rather than the
    resources of a single person
  • 5) Each individual group member will fill out
    their own application with individual-specific
    data.  CGI U cannot guarantee that all members of
    a group will be admitted to CGI U

Who selects the attendees from UC San Diego?
The applications of UCSD students will be
forwarded to a campus committee chaired by Sara
Henry, Director of the Center for Communication
and Leadership, and Mentha Hynes-Wilson, Marshall
College Dean. The committee will review each
application and select the attendees.
More ways to get involved
  • 2) Apply to volunteer
  • Volunteer Roles
  • Registration
  • AV/Tech
  • Greeters
  • Logistics
  • Volunteers will be able to attend the closing
    plenary and take a group photo with Bill Clinton.

Be part of the CGI U Student Organization!
  • Goals of the organization
  • Promote CGI U
  • Advocate to the UCSD community about pressing
    global issues
  • Learn and support each others commitments within
    the same focus area
  • People who take officer positions will be
    guaranteed a volunteer position if they are not
    admitted to the conference.

More Information
Info and application http// Find
us on Facebook at CGI U at UC San Diego