Health & Safety

Danville, KY
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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: DPS is great until it comes to parties, then they suck. They are so mean sometimes. Luckily they fired the worst guy.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe--Danville isn't exactly Miami--but I've had things stolen from my room and my friends' rooms presumably by the maintenance crew, who are extremely unhelpful, invade your room while you're on break, move things around, break them, tear down curtains, and take possessions without any notification or chance of return. Write your name on everything that can be easily taken.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are some that walks around the campus that you would not notice. Which is good.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sometimes can be mean. But for the most part are awesome.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe at Centre. Crime is practically unheard of and DPS does nightly rounds around campus to check for creeps. People leave their doors unlocked a lot because they know nobody is going to take their stuff. It's even common for people to leave their laptops sitting at a table in the library or somewhere if they need to run to print something out, get food etc. It'll still be sitting there when they get back. You can also call DPS at any time if you feel unsafe walking around campus and they will pick you up and drive you to your dorm if you really want them to. I have a friend who called them so she could talk to them on her way back from the frats because she didn't like walking alone and they were more than happy to stay on the phone with her.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 192nd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 289th
    Safest Campuses
  • 838th
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Aaron Edwards
Henderson, KY
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Danville itself has a very low crime rate, and it makes sense that the even smaller campus would follow this trend. Although crime is not completely unknown on campus, the usual problems are petty theft and vandalism. Most of the thefts that do occur happen in dorms or cars from people outside the Centre bubble, and they usually are the result of students leaving their cars or dorms unlocked. Many students, and faculty members for that matter, leave their belongings unattended in places such as the library or Cowan with little fear of theft or damage. In regards to personal safety, the Department of Public Safety ought to be commended for their late-night patrols, transports around campus at any time of day (or weather), and general concern for the well-being of students, like jump-starting your car at 2 a.m. so you can go to Arby's.

DPS officers know almost all the students by nickname, even the freshmen, and although this dedicated attention can sometimes be unwanted, it speaks to the security and community emphasis on Centre's grounds. Most of the reports DPS receives are about noisy neighbors or parking violations, and they are quick to appear on the scene to issue tickets or quiet things down. They also maintain an online crime log that usually gets more laughs than concern. Safety and security is taken very seriously at Centre, and the security the students feel reflects it.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 10
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 0
Security Office
Cheek Emeritus House
507 W. Main St.
(859) 236-4357
Safety Services
  • DPS escort/shuttle services
  • Emergency phones
  • Rape Aggression Defense classes (RAD)
Health Center
Parsons Student Health Center
(859) 238-5530
Nurse-run Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Doctors are at the clinic Monday-Wednesday 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Thursday 7:45 a.m.-8:30 a.m., Friday 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling and psychological services (six free visits)
  • Free birth control for men and women,
  • On-site pharmaceuticals
  • STD screening
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
In the spring, DPS publishes a list of all criminal activity reported on campus from the previous year.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 16 responses

  • 31% None
  • 19% Criminal activity near campus
  • 19% Excessive drinking
  • 19% Theft/robberies
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Non-students on campus
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Drugs
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Unlit pathways
  • 0% Violence among students
  • 0% Walking alone

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 13% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 7% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 60% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 13% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 47% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 6% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 31% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 62% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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