Meet an SMA: Charlie Collison ’15

We’re picking back up on the feature wherein we spotlight an SMA each Friday to raise awareness about the resources available to victims of sexual assault. Remember, the SMAs are subordinate to the Counseling Center, so anything you tell them is kept confidential. They also have an anonymous hotline you can call if you need assistance: 740-358-1544. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.


This week, we are featuring Charlie Collison ’15, from Hanover, New Hampshire.

Cookie pie or giant cookie? Giant cookie!!

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had (excluding cookie pie and/or giant cookie)? I had a fantastic corned beef sandwich at a Cleveland restaurant called Slyman’s on my way to Kenyon. Some people think corned beef is nasty (and the photos on the website may swing your vote), but honestly it’s too delicious for me to care.

What’s the last good book you read? How Should A Person Be? by Sheila Heti. I’d recommend it to just about anyone.

Why do you love your hometown? Rural New Hampshire treats a youngster quite well. I enjoyed scooting around on my bicycle, going to the library, and goofing off with my friends at CVS because we were underage. As an older boy, I enjoy running and hiking, all the resources that Dartmouth has to offer, and goofing off with my friends at CVS because we are still underage.

What’s the best class you’ve taken at Kenyon? The IPHS first year seminar introduced me to fantastic literature and philosophy and some of the best writing critique I’ve ever received. It is a crime that it will no longed be offered soon.

Why did you become an SMA? Communities work best with large amounts of respect and wellness. While these qualities are spoken of in great detail in communal discourse, they are infrequently brought into the conversation of sexual conduct. As an SMA, I hope to engender a discussion that brings respect and wellness into everyone’s point of view when it comes to sexual conduct.

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