Up to 50 students have reported incidents of rape and sexual assault in Galway in the past six months.
The figures follow revelations yesterday that three students reported rape in the first two weeks of college in Cork.
Executive director of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre Cathy Connolly told the Irish Independent that they have been contacted by between 45-50 students in the last six months.
She said September and October were busy months as the college year begins, and first-years can be quite vulnerable.
Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said that while they receive many calls during Freshers Week, they answer a stream of calls all year round, with reports of incidents involving students.
Ms Blackwell added that consent was something that colleges should discuss with students, as they learn to balance their "new levels of freedom".