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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is around a bad neighborhood.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is constantly roaming around campus and I have never felt unsafe. If I just want campus security to walk me to my car all I have to do is call them and they will!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's a Small World – I've always felt safe on campus, its small and placed inside an old neighborhood. Campus has new key card locks on the exterior doors a great deal of lighted pathways. Campus police are always friendly especially with Greek life.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel safe on Centenary's campus. It is a small and safe place to be. To be warned do not let campus security see any alcohol.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's Not Much Crime Ever. There's hardly ever any crime around here, just maybe like a burglary and some suspicious characters roaming about the school but nothing to get deathly scared over. DPS sends email's about crime updates and everything, and they'll text everyone in the school to let everyone know what's happening.

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Centenary is surrounded by an eccentric and moderately shady neighborhood. You'll sometimes hear rumors about drug dealers and burglaries. Although you're aware that the neighborhood is not the safest area of Shreveport, you rarely feel unsafe on campus. When you turn on the evening news, it can be somewhat of a shock to hear about murders and burglaries that happened not too far away. Fortunately, there's a deep sense of security when you walk around Centenary's campus, even at night. But if you ever feel uncomfortable walking alone, just call the campus police and an officer or a member of student patrol will escort you. The worst problems have been car thefts, and those were dealt with quickly.

The amazing security is due to the very visible presence of the campus police. Officers constantly patrol the grounds. Students often get to know the officers well, so they feel completely comfortable reporting anything unusual. All the dorms have outside locks, and students are given keys to the buildings in addition to their room keys. While the locked dorms give the illusion of safety, it's pretty easy to sneak into the dorms. The doors are often propped open, even though students are constantly threatened with fines for propping doors. Students are encouraged to keep their dorm rooms locked; though theft isn't huge problem, things have been known to disappear. Generally, Centenary is a comfy little safety zone that provides a sense of security that is hard to find anywhere else in the city.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 11
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
Department of Public Safety
Centenary Square
911 (emergencies) (318) 869-5000 (non-emergencies)
Safety Services
  • Campus escort programs
  • Campus Watch program
  • Check Your Ride program
  • Emergency phones
  • Fingerprinting
  • Operation ID program
  • Rape aggression defense
Health Center
Health Services
Lower Level of Rotary Hall
(318) 869-5466
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Health Services
  • Counseling services
  • First Aid
  • Health education and promotion
  • Medical and dental referrals
  • Over-the-counter medication
Day Care Services?
Did You Know?
  • If you ever watched the Crime Stoppers segment of your local news, Campus Watch is similar to that, but without the television exposure. The program allows students to call in at (318) 841-7238 and anonymously report a crime or any suspicious activity. If your tip helps to capture the bad guy, you can receive an award of up to $100.
  • With the Check Your Ride program, DPS officers will check your car for any problems prior to school breaks. It's a great way to make sure your tire won't blow out on you as you make the long trek back home.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 7 responses

  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 18% Non-students on campus
  • 9% None
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Dorm safety
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 5% Lack of safety escort services
  • 5% Walking alone
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 5% Violence among students
  • 5% Theft/robberies
  • 5% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 8 responses

  • 38% High quality, very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 12% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 25% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 30% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 20% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 22% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 22% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 11% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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