Danville, KY
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3 College Senior

Diversity: We are not a diverse campus at all, but I think most people are appreciative of minority groups. There are some people who are disrespectful, but that could be found anywhere.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: I don't see a whole lot of diversity on campus, however I've found the people to be accepting of beliefs, economic status, sexual orientation, etc.

1 College Junior

Diversity: Centre students and professors are INCREDIBLY accepting, and encourage others to be who they are. With that being said, the campus is not racially diverse. It's predominantly white, but Admissions is working to change this (in a very proactive way). Also, there are international students from Spain, England, China, Japan, and other countries.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have met a whole host of people. Centre by no means can boast about there diversity in the face of many other schools but there are many different people from many walks of life.

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3 College Senior

Diversity: Centre is definitely trying to address its lack of racial, ethnic, and social diversity. It seems we are on the right path or at least on the right rhetorical path. The college has a board to increase diversity in the student body and in the college community.


"The Diversity Office works to increase the diversity of the faculty, staff, and students so that the Centre community will more fully reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of a global society."

The admissions office this past year, I believe, admitted a class of students that was more than half from outside of Kentucky. This might seem like no big deal, but it's a significant step to increasing the national brand and getting more people from various backgrounds to campus.

While it is true that Centre does have mostly middle-class students, Centre sports a wide range of students from various socio-economic backgrounds. "More than 85 percent of our students receive need-based or merit scholarships, grants, loans, and/or campus jobs." I know I couldn't have attended the college without the financial aid and merit scholarship I received.

The college is predominately white. From what I've seen, this doesn't translate into racial discrimination though. However, white students aren't often sensitive to the hard transition it can be for minority racial groups into a nearly all white community. The Diversity Student Union is a great group that tries to increase understanding and appreciation of diversity among the students. The membership of this organization could definitely increase.

The Posse Scholars is one of Centre's greatest assets in terms of promoting diversity. These students are wonderful and have really inspired me to be more aware of the beauty of all types of people.

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Aaron Edwards
Henderson, KY
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Centre isn't exactly known for its diversity, and walking around campus usually involves seeing a lot of people that look alike. Most students are Christian, from middle-class to upper-middle-class families, and white. The diversity at Centre comes mainly from exchange students, and Centre boasts a large number of foreign students who are studying on campus. What Centre does have, however, is students interested in a variety of things, possessing different sexual preferences, and having a variety of backgrounds. While Centre isn't exactly a melting pot, it is a school that provides, if nothing else, an education on worldly cultural, social, and economic differences.

The individuals you meet during your time at Centre may not be the most sundry group of individuals, but you will manage to grow and expand your horizons. This is in part because of the value the campus community places on diverse beliefs, religions, and ethnicities. An example is the Diversity Student Union, which is a large campus organization, despite the fact that Centre lacks diversity. Perhaps the biggest progressive move by the administration to increase diversity is the self-knowledge that Centre lacks in diversity. The College openly tries to recruit non-white races and ethnicities, but for the time being, Centre is still pretty monotonously non-diverse.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 45%
20-21: 46%
22-24: 8%
25+: 0%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 2%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 93%
Unknown: 1%
Gay Pride
The campus is accepting of gay students and has B-GLAD, an on-campus support group. Although relatively small, the gay community is established, although quiet, within Centre’s campus. The neighboring city of Danville and nearby towns have, at times, been unsupportive.
Political Activity
Most students are politically conservative; however, the CentrePeace, B-Glad, and CentreDemocrats are clubs that are strong representations of the diversity of Centre students.
Economic Status
Most Centre students are from middle- or upper-middle-class families. While the students with the wealthiest parents are usually the hardest to spot, the only snobbery on campus comes from middle-class students trying to pose as upper-middle.
Most Common Religions
There are a lot of Christian groups on campus; Wednesday night is the popular CCF meeting
Minority Clubs on Campus
Number-wise, the diversity on campus is very low, but the DSU (Diversity Student Union), Hispanic Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are popular clubs that many students join and support.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 27% Moderate
  • 45% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Conservative
  • 55% Moderate
  • 18% Not sure
  • 27% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 10 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 10 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 12 responses

  • 8% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 58% Very accepting.
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