Key Point: "What you need to question are the campuses that have very low numbers," said Flexer. "The campuses with the low numbers are the campuses that are not taking sexual assaults seriously and aren't creating a climate that allows victims of those sexual assaults to come forward."
The report, which analyzed data for rape incidents on main campuses in 2014, found UConn and Brown tied for the most in the country, each with 43.
State Senator Mae Flexer, who was instrumental in passing Connecticut's "Yes Means Yes" legislation, said the high number can be seen in a positive light, as it shows UConn fosters an environment in which students feel comfortable coming forward.
"The University of Connecticut is doing something right," said Sen. Flexer.
Flexer admitted that a high number might not seem like good news, but that it is. She said every campus has high numbers of sexual assaults, and UConn's students are simply speaking up.
"I guarantee you those numbers are just as high at every other college across the country, but at other colleges across the country -- unlike UConn -- students don't feel like they can come forward," said Flexer.