Survivor Survey Report: College Sexual Assault Survivors’ Experiences in New York State

In 2017, NYSCASA launched our Survivor Survey to learn about how sexual assault survivors in New York State experience systems like rape crisis services and the criminal legal system.

This report illustrates the experiences of sexual assault survivors who were college students at the time of their victimization, as well as their perspectives on seeking help from rape crisis programs, hospital emergency departments, Title IX offices, and law enforcement.

The report also includes recommendations for:
  • improving sexual assault survivors’ experiences when they seek help,
  • improving community awareness about available services, and
  • expanding access to services for survivors, especially those from historically marginalized and excluded communities.

A companion report was created to represent the experiences of survivors sexual assault who were not college students at the time of their victimization. You can access this report at

This report was authored by Sana Abdelkarim, with editorial and design assistance from Chel Miller.

Click here to access the report, or click the image below.