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At Centre College, we want all students to thrive, to find a community where you can learn and are capable of your doing your best. Your wellbeing—physical, emotional, social and spiritual—is at the heart of this. Centre is committed to providing you with the resources and support you need to be the best version of yourself on campus and beyond.

In an immediate life-threatening crisis, call 911—provide clear directions to your location.
Centre College Department of Public Safety: 859.236.4357.

Physical Health

Centre students have a variety of health and wellness services.

Student Health Services

Student Health and Counseling is located on the first floor of Sutcliffe Hall. Student Health operates by appointment only. 

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed from 11:30 to 12:30 pm) and Thursday 7:30 am to 11:30 am.

Student Health is closed on Thursday afternoons for physical health care, but open for Counseling Services

There is no office visit charge, but there are charges associated with testing, medications, or vaccines. 


Centre College Student Health and Counseling
600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Telephone: 859.238.5530
Fax: 859.238.5380

Centre College provides a diverse and comprehensive list of recreational opportunities. Developing good recreation habits contributes to the physical, social, and mental health of individuals. Activities include organized intramural sports, fitness classes, open gym and field space for impromptu student activity, as well as off-campus options like golf, hiking, canoeing, and camping. 

Intramural Sports

Fitness Classes

Open Gym

Off-Campus Options


Initiative for Wellness and Athletic Excellence

Opening in Fall 2023 and encompassing a state-of-the-art strength and performance center, a 200-meter indoor track with turf infield, a 50-meter aquatics center, locker rooms, multi-purpose event spaces, as well as the redevelopment and expansion of the baseball facilities and football and lacrosse facilities, this initiative will transform health and wellness opportunities, varsity athletic training and competition, student recruitment, and community connectedness.

The Buck Fitness Center

This fully equipped fitness facility offers free weight, plate-loaded and machine lifting opportunities as well as a variety of aerobic machines.

Buck Fitness Center

Fitness Classes

Fitness classes are offered during certain weeks of the school year and are open to all members of the College community (faculty, staff, students), free of charge.

Fitness Classes

Centre College has resources available to help you meet your nutritional goals, including balancing your plate, fueling performance, establishing a weight management plan, navigating special dietary needs on campus, and focusing on wellness and health.

Centre students may contact the campus dietitian Alicia Koloski, MS, RN, LDN, with questions and for nutritional support. Student Health has counselors available if you feel your eating habits are not healthy and you some assistance changing your mindset toward food. Student athletes may reach out to the Athletic Trainer for nutrition information and guidance. 

General Info:

The Nutrition Source 

For Vegetarians:

Vegetarian Resource Group

Vegetarian Diet

    Emotional and Mental Health

    Student counseling resources as well as alcohol and drug education are available for all Centre students.

    Student Counseling Services

    Centre Counseling provides free and confidential mental health counseling and resources to interested students. 

    Counseling is available by appointment when classes are in session.  Monday through Friday, same day appointments are available between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  To schedule a same day appointment, simply email on the day you would like to be seen, the earlier in the day the better, as there are a limited number of same day sessions each day.

    The office is located in the Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling, which is across the street from the swimming pool and next to the football stadium.  Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Complete Centre Counseling registration paperwork between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

    If you are looking for an off-campus provider, contact Student Counseling to learn more about off-campus options, or you can use this helpful database of therapists (under “Find a Therapist” tab).

    If what you are dealing with is interfering with your day-to-day functioning, including your relationships and/or academics, please contact Student Counseling to schedule an appointment

    For additional information on student counseling and support groups, including the International Students Support Group, LBGTQIA+ Support Group, Support Group for Students with Learning Differences, Eating Disorder Recovery Support Group, Support Group for Students with Family Members with SMI, and SIZE-Body Liberation Support Group, please contact

    In the event of an immediate life-threatening crisis, please call 911. Provide clear directions to your residence hall.

    The Department of Public Safety can be reached at 859.236.4357.

    After-Hours Centre Counseling Crisis Line: 859.319.1546

    If you or another Centre student require immediate attention for a mental health crisis, after hours or on weekends, call 859.319.1546 to reach the on-call Centre Counselor.

    Emergency during normal business hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    Contact Parsons Center for Student Health and Counseling at the main number:  859.238.5530
    Please state it is an emergency when the telephone is answered.

    Note:  Counselors are in sessions most of the day and are usually unable to respond quickly to voicemails or e-mails.  All during-the-day emergencies are referred to the above protocol and all after-hour emergencies are referred to our crisis line or to other crisis resources.

    You may find additional resources for emotional health, suicide prevention, and/or alcohol or drug use here:

    Alcohol and drug education and prevention programs are available through the Parsons Student Health Center and the Campus Counseling staff. Centre also offers confidential counseling services for alcohol and drug abuse. Appointments for counseling may be made by calling 859.238.5740. In addition, Counseling Services can refer students to off-campus treatment resources, and self-help groups in the community.

    Residence Directors and Resident Assistants are annually provided with training in peer counseling and intervention techniques.

    Learn more about Centre's Alcohol and Drug policies in the Student Handbook

    Social Wellbeing

    As a community, Centre provides clubs, groups, peer advocates, and other services to help you find your place here. 

    Social Wellbeing

    For students at Centre, community engagement is not just a one-time activity – it’s a way of life – an opportunity for the life-long integration of learning and service. You have the opportunity to work with and learn from change makers on the ground. Learn more about Community Engagement opportunities and get involved. 

    The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning, living, and working environment in which all members thrive and succeed. Learn more about the programs, events, and other resources offered through ODI.

    With more than 100 student clubs, organizations, and activities, you can find where you belong at Centre. At the beginning of each academic year, Centre closes down Walnut Street for an evening-long Expo, introducing new and returning students to countless opportunities. 

    Learn more about Activities and Organizations at Centre. 

    Spiritual Wellbeing

    Strengthen your own faith tradition, ask tough questions in a safe environment, explore the traditions of others, and serve in ways that make the world a better place.

    Religious Life

    Rev. Jason Crosby ‘01 joined Centre in 2022. 

    “The opportunity to help a widely diverse group of students think through and work through the spiritual dimensions of their development attracted me to the Centre position,” he says. “Whenever a person’s mind is challenged, a person’s body and spirit are challenged as well. We need next generations to integrate these various dimensions of life in a healthy way.”

    A photo of man in a suit with arms crossed

    Jason, a Kentucky native, previously served as co-pastor at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville from 2008 - 2022. He was responsible for preaching, pastoral care, and administration.

    He was born in Louisville and raised in Covington. He attended Centre College, receiving a BA in religious studies in 2001.  He earned his MDiv at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Prior to joining the Crescent Hill Baptist Church staff, Jason served as an interim minister at the First Baptist Church of Battle Creek, Mich., worked as a community organizer with the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was a project coordinator with Kentucky Refugee Ministries. Jason serves on the board of directors for Kentucky Refugee Ministries and the ACLU-KY. Jason has been a frequent opinion piece editor for the Courier-Journal and regularly serves as a panelist on WHAS’s Moral Side of The News, the nation's longest-running television and radio program that analyzes the news through a religious lens.

    Jason is married to Kate and is the father of two young children, Brooks and Millie Lou.  He also watches after a corgi named Pippa.