CGI U is more than just an event. It is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. Throughout the year, and as a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students develop their own Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Commitments range from manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries to establishing campus bike share programs, from creating free vision clinics to developing e-learning applications for mobile phones.
Start with CGI U’s “The Basics” page, which describes the criteria and categories. For selection to the national meeting, participants must show that their Commitment to Action is new, specific and measurable. The Commitment must fall into one of five categories: Education, Public Health, Poverty Alleviation, Peace and Human Rights, and Environment and Climate Change.