Our Mission: Create a Culture of Caring

We can create a culture of caring where:

  1. Students, faculty, and staff feel safe in the place where they work, live, and study;
  2. Students, faculty, and staff are educated in bystander intervention;
  3. Students understand what consent is and strive to have healthy sexual relationships;
  4. Survivors feel safe reporting what’s happened to them and know we care and will help;
  5. Resources are known and widely-accessed;
  6. Policies are alive and practiced and give us strength and clarity to create and uphold the values of the Centre community we love and to which we aspire.

Statement to Students who Experience Sexual Misconduct

-from the Title IX team and Responsible Employees, Student Health & Centre Counseling, & Department of Public Safety


  1. We will treat you and your particular case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.
  2. We will consider our doors "open" to students to drop in as needed with concerns. We will welcome you.
  3. We will meet you privately, at a place of your choice in this area to take a complaint report. 
  4. We will consider your case seriously, regardless of your gender or the gender of the suspect. 
  5. We will not prejudge you and you will not be blamed for what occurred.
  6. We will assist you in arranging for any hospital treatment or other medical needs. 
  7. We will assist you in contacting the police or filing a protective order. 
  8. We will assist you in privately contacting a counselor and/or other available resources. 
  9. We will assist you with measures that may make a difference in your ability to pursue your education. These may include changes in course schedule, residence hall, or work-study.
  10. We will fully investigate the incident. You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the Title IX complaint at every stage.
  11. We will continue to be available for you, answer your questions, explain the systems and process involved, and be a willing listener.



The College offers assistance and non-judgmental support to any party involved in an incident of sexual misconduct. The College understands that individuals involved in an incident of sexual misconduct will have questions and may need the support of on- and off-campus services. All parties are encouraged to utilize both on-campus and off-campus resources for assistance.

What to Do if You Need Immediate Help:

  • Find a safe place to go to
  • Call someone that you trust
    • Or 911, 859-236-4357 for DPS, or dial for "HELP" (4357)
  • If you need medical care Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room or the University of Kentucky Emergency Room is available.
    • You have a choice of getting a safety kit and prophylactic medications will be offered as well.
  • You have a choice of reporting to campus authorities, local law enforcement and/or to one of the members of the Title IX Team.

Title IX Team

The members of the Title IX Team for 2018-2019 are:


Kay L. Drake, Title IX Coordinator, Investigator

Vice President for Human Resources and Administrative Services

Horky House, first floor




Sarah Cramer, Title IX Team Member

Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Specialist

Horky House


sarah.cramer @centre.edu


Brian W. Daniel, Title IX Team Member

Director of Residence Life

Nevin Hall Residence Office, Room 112B




Gina Nicoletti-Bellinger , Title IX Team Member

Associate Athletic Director

Sutcliffe Hall, Athletics administration office




Ashley Oliver, Title IX Team Member

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programming

Campus Center, Student Life




Gary Bugg, Title IX Team Member, Investigator

Director of Public Safety

Public Safety Office, West Walnut Street




Kevin Milby, Title IX Team Member, Investigator

Director of Public Safety

Public Safety Office, West Walnut Street




Dr. Mary Gulley, Title IX Team Member

Asst. Dean for Advising, Asst. Professor of Psychology

Old Centre, Dean’s Office