Alumni Voices

Alumni Voices

Alumni Voices is a CAA initiative that allows Columbia graduates to voice their opinions on a variety of alumni-related topics and programs. Previous topics include alumni benefits, the CAA Shop, entrepreneurship, and the arts at Columbia. Panelists complete brief surveys throughout the year, and the feedback helps shape alumni activities and opportunities across the University. The CAA shares survey results, as well as how opinions are used to make a difference. Continue visiting this page for the latest updates on results.

How and when are surveys sent? Surveys are sent via email. Panelists complete a profile survey when they join, and typically complete at least six surveys per year.

How are alumni recruited for the panel? All alumni are invited to participate, and certain Schools are targeted with additional communications to ensure coverage across all Columbia Schools. The CAA also ensures there is representation across graduation year, geography, gender, and other demographics.

How does the CAA share results? Results are provided in the following month’s survey e-mail, and posted on the CAA website.

How is feedback used? The CAA’s partners -- including Columbia Magazine, Columbia Libraries, Columbia Entrepreneurship, and specific Columbia Schools -- get great value from hearing alumni opinions on University initiatives. Panelists help shape strategic decisions on new programs.

Where can I send questions? CAA staff can be reached at [email protected].

"Clear. Concise. Meaningful." -Arts & Sciences, College, and General Studies Alum

"Surveys were short and targeted. There was a sense the constructive feedback led to change. I enjoyed seeing the aggregated survey data." - Arts & Sciences,  Physicians and Surgeons Alum

"Great to provide the prospective input and see the ideas translate into tangible output!" -Barnard, Public Health Alum

"It is gratifying to know that the University values the opinions of its alumni." -Engineering Alum