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GoPros, iPads, and Gift Cards, Oh My!

On Monday, March 4, you received an email from ACT Survey Research with the subject line “Columbia-Greene Student Opinion Survey.” All students over the age of 18 are invited to complete the survey by March 31, and there is a perk!

All students who complete the survey will be entered into a contest to win one of the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: GoPro HERO7 Black
  • First Prize: Apple iPad Mini
  • Other Prizes: $100 gift cards to the CGCC Bookstore, $50 gas cards, and $35 Chartwell’s gift cards

Winners will be announced at the annual CoGreene Student Picnic on Tuesday, May 7!

All students will also receive reminder emails in their college-assigned email accounts with links on Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 28.

Columbia-Greene Community College has administered a student opinion survey every three years since 1985. The survey has been invaluable to our growth as an institution, and we are very much interested in hearing from you about your experience at C-GCC.

If you have any questions, email Diana Smith, Assistant for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, at

2019 Student Opinion Survey (SOS) Frequently Asked Questions 

• Will my responses be kept confidential? 

Yes! Your responses will be kept in strict confidence and never released. We always aggregate the responses when calculating statistics. 

• How are the data used? 

We use the information on the SOS to improve our college. We need to know if we are succeeding and where we need to change. The SOS is the most comprehensive assessment survey that we have. 

• Are other SUNY Community Colleges doing this survey? 

Yes. The SOS is being administered to all of SUNY’s Community Colleges. 

• What if I don’t have an opinion about something or something doesn’t pertain to me? 

You may not have an opinion about a particular program, service, or facility. If so, choose the “Did Not Use” or “Not Applicable” option. 

• Why do you want to use my Student ID? 

One of the best uses of the SOS is to relate your responses to other academic information, such as your program or major. By giving us permission to use your ID, you allow us to do that. We will never release your ID to anyone. 

• If I don’t want to give permission to use my Student ID, can I still participate? 

Yes! Please don’t let that keep you from answering the rest of the questions. Your opinions are still very important to us. 

• How long does the survey take? 

Most students finish the survey in 20 to 25 minutes. If you need to leave the survey before completing it, just finish the page you’re on, click “next,” and then close your browser. Your responses will be saved automatically, and you may use the survey link in your email to return to the survey and complete it at another time.