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Apply for Clinton Global Initiative University

By Sari Ratner Judge, Program Coordinator

October 18, 2022

Are you a UW-Madison student passionate about making a difference? Are you motivated to take action in the realms of Education, the Environment, Human Rights, Economic Justice or Public Health?

If so, you should apply to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) program!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison partners with CGIU to support enrolled students who have committed to take action in order to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.

CGIU is now accepting applications to join its Class of 2023. Students apply with a “Commitment to Action”:  a new, specific, and measurable initiative that addresses an issue on their campus, in their local community, or even globally. These commitments can be in the ideation, implementation, or even the scaling phases.

Accepted students will have access to:

• A terrific social impact curriculum

• High-touch mentorship

• Funding to help make ideas a reality

• Funded engagement events, including the Annual Meeting at Vanderbilt University

Our casual campus information session will be on Wed. Oct. 26, 2022 from 12 pm-1 pm in the Prairie Fire Coffee shop in Union South—students can look for the CGIU sign.

Applications for the program close on December 16, 2022.

Have questions or want more information? Please email UW-Madison CGIU campus contacts, John Surdyk ( or Sari Judge (sjudge@