Clinton Global Initiative University gives UW–Madison students the opportunity to make a difference

By Sari Judge, Wisconsin School of Business

If you are looking to witness the Wisconsin Idea in action from an entrepreneurship perspective, look no further than the group of impressive students who have been selected to represent UW-Madison at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). This year marks our third year in the partnership between campus and the Clinton Foundation program which invites nearly 1,300 students, university leaders, senior executives, and public figures from around the world to discuss and develop promising solutions to pressing social challenges.

Founded in 2007 by former president Bill Clinton, CGIU is modeled after the Clinton Global Initiative and serves to “engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world,” according to the organization’s website. Students choose their own “Commitments to Action” that will better their campus, local, and global communities.

This year’s cohort of admitted students are some of the best and brightest UW-Madison has to offer. All undergrads, they are thinking big in terms of ways to help their communities thrive. Read more …