CGI U Programs


CGI U is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to creating social impact in the next generation of student leaders, providing enriching opportunities and experiences for CGI U participants and alumni, and supporting the year-round work of the CGI U program.


As part of IBM’s Code and Response initiative and 2019 CGI Commitment to Action, CGI U and IBM will host ten Code and Response Codeathons that engage and inspire the next generation of global leaders on college campuses to harness modern, emerging, and open source technologies to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience challenges. Participating students will have access to IBM technological resources and content experts to engage with and help bring ideas to life, and students from winning teams will receive cash prizes, the opportunity to participate in the next CGI U program, and covered travel to the CGI U meeting next spring. Undergraduate and graduate students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Learn more about recent and upcoming Code and Response Codeathons.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Since 2012, CGI U has partnered with The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Net Impact to organize the national student program Up to Us. Up to Us is a nonpartisan leadership program that challenges college students to engage their peers on complex civic issues like the national debt through advocacy and awareness campaigns. Up to Us participants receive $1,000 in project funding, leadership trainings, and all-expenses-paid access to national conferences. Since 2012, Up to Us teams have activated more than 230,000 college students through innovative and interactive campus activities.