Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
What will be asked of me?
Council members will be asked to weigh in
opinions on a variety of alumni-related topics and programs. Topics include alumni
benefits, event offerings, communications, un-conventional or new ways to inspire
or afford access to one another and the University digitally, and in-person volunteer
How are alumni recruited for the panel?
All alumni are invited to participate, and certain Schools/Affinity’s are targeted
with additional communications to ensure coverage across all of Stony Brook’s many
areas and makes great efforts to ensure there is representation across graduation
year, geography, gender, and other demographics.
How are the results shared?
Results are provided in the following month’s survey email, and posted on the SBAA
How is feedback used?
The Alumni Office and Alumni Association get great value from hearing alumni opinions
on University initiatives. Panelists help shape strategic decisions on new programs
and the feedback is used when advising campus partners in their unique effort. Surveys
will be short and targeted for constructive feedback. You’ll enjoy seeing the aggregated
survey data, and knowing you provided prospective and input and the ideas translate
into tangible output!
Where can I send questions?
Contact Kristen Brennan, Alumni Digital Engagement Coordinator, at