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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i always feel safe here and have never had an issue.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. The only time I become uncomfortable would be walking to speedway late at night alone or certain fridges of campus where there is low-income housing. I have not had or been aware of any issues with sexual assault, but some friends feel strongly that Centre could improve their approach to this concern.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Here on campus I feel safe.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: DPS is everywhere at all times. They appear within seconds when there is an emergency and are not afraid to shut down any nonsense that is occurring. They also do not hesitate to call the actual police when necessary.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. However, the Department of Public Safety sometimes is more of a fun police than a force to keep students safe.


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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 21 responses

  • 23% None
  • 21% Excessive drinking
  • 21% Theft/robberies
  • 18% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Non-students on campus
  • 3% Drugs
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 0% Dorm safety
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Walking alone
  • 0% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 0% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 10 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 43% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 33% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 19% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 26 responses

  • 62% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 35% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 4% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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