Colleges and universities across the nation are not immune to sexual violence and harassment on their campuses, and Centre College faces a similar challenge.

To reduce the harm that occurs on our campus and nationwide we must undo generational attitudes about acceptable behavior and relearn how to treat one another with care, dignity, and respect. These should be important values for all members of our campus community and our nation, as well as the expected characteristics of global citizens called to leadership.

We are serious and intent on being an exception to the rule and are devoting considerable attention to creating a culture of caring at Centre College, where all members of our campus community are safe and feel protected. This type of change will not happen overnight, because it requires making serious adjustments to prevailing cultural views and values. It also requires all of us working together.

As we seek solutions to the challenges we face here at Centre College, we are doing so with a holistic approach that includes sexual assault prevention education and transparency around our protocols and processes. Together we can make a difference for good.  Please join us in a commitment to create a culture of caring at Centre College. We should expect nothing less than the best from ourselves and others.

Information for Immediate Help

  • Find a safe place to go
  • Call someone that you trust
    • You can also call 911, 859-236-4357 or dial for "HELP" (4357) from a campus phone for DPS
    • Ampersand's 24/7 crisis line is (859) 253-2511
  • If you need medical care, the closest places to go are:
    • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room
    • University of Kentucky's Emergency Room
  • You can decide whether you want to have a SAFE kit performed and/or if you want to take prophylactic medications.
  • You may choose to report to campus authorities, local law enforcement and/or to one of the members of the Title IX Team.

If you want to make a report, you can fill out the online form here or contact John Perrin, the Title IX Coordinator, at 859-238-5881 or

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Links