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Student application deadline for Clinton Global Initiative University approaching

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Northeastern will convene a global community of students, faculty, social entrepreneurs, and policymakers this fall for the Clinton Global Initiative University. The three-day conference will bring together more than 1,000 college students from more than 75 countries to discuss and develop effective solutions to pressing global challenges.

As the host institution, Northeastern will provide 150 of its students the opportunity to join their peers from around the world in developing strategies for addressing local and global challenges in public health, education, the environment and climate change, poverty alleviation, and peace and human rights.

The student application deadline is Wednesday, May 10. To apply, students must submit a Commitment to Action, a feasible plan for a one- to two-year project that meets four criteria:

  • New: The project must make a contribution by building upon, adapting, learning from, or expanding existing efforts.
  • Specific: Applicants must define the problem to which they are responding and their intended outcomes.
  • Measurable: Applicants must explain how they will measure and learn from their results.
  • Ethical: Applicants must have substantive personal knowledge of the community in which their projects will be implemented and respectfully include community members’ perspective and participation to the fullest extent possible.

Students who are not selected to participate will be invited to volunteer at the event. For additional information, students can visit, email, or call the Social Impact Lab at 617-373-4020.