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October 2, 2014


To University of Miami Students:

Are you ready to make a real difference in our world?

The University of Miami has been selected to host the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) March 6-8, 2015. Approximately 1,000 student leaders from around the world will gather at UM to make Commitments to Action in CGI Uís five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will preside over three action-packed days where students will engage with world and community leaders in a series of plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events, allowing them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partnerships.

Students must apply with a Commitment to Action project that addresses a specific local, national, or global challenge. Students may apply here. The UM preferred decision and funding assistance deadline is November 15, 2014 and the final application deadline is December 1, 2014.

To learn more about creating an effective commitment and the CGI U application process, click here for a list of upcoming informational sessions sponsored by the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, or contact the Butler Center at cgiu@miami.edu or visit their offices at the Student Activities Center, room 204.

UM hosted the third annual CGI U in 2010 and was represented by dozens of individual and group Commitments to Action. To learn more about previous student participation in CGI U, visit www.miami.edu/cgiu.

CGI U aims to engage and mobilize the next generation of leaders who will beómore than any other generation before themóglobal citizens.

I encourage you to take the challenge, and help make that special difference in our world.