Allison Blood (@AllisonBlood)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – One Missouri Senator is asking colleges and universities to answer an 18-page survey on how they handle campus rape.

Speaking at St. Louis University, Sen. Claire McCaskill says this is a huge problem and it’s been going on for a long time.

“There’s no question that there have been some ugly episodes around protecting athletes at some universities around the country,” she says.

The survey went out this week to 350 schools that were chosen to represent an accurate sample of U.S. higher education institutions.

With very specific questions about how many sexual assaults the school has investigated and what resources are available to students who are victims, McCaskill says she’s looking for the good, the bad and the ugly.

When asked how she knows she’ll get accurate responses to the survey, McCaskill said they won’t reveal the universities, and the universities will know that upfront.

McCaskill says she expects many colleges and universities are not taking sexual assault reporting as seriously as they should.

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