About 400 reports came in over 36 hours. College officials are now trying to figure out if any actual assaults were reported during that period.
The form was created in 2009 to encourage assault victims to come forward. Occidental has been accused of discouraging women from reporting assaults and bungling investigations, according to the Times. But users on Reddit apparently did not understand how the college's reporting form works.
"Feminists at Occidental College created an online form to anonymously report rape/sexual assault," a user wrote in a Tuesday post on Reddit's Men's Rights group. "You just fill out a form and the person is called into the office on a rape charge. The 'victim' never has to prove anything or reveal their identity."
According to the Times, the anonymous reports can be used to "track patterns and make inquiries," but do not lead to formal investigations.