PHINS (Peers Helping Incoming New Students) are New Student Orientation leaders who are trained to aid incoming first-year, transfer, FGLI, international, and exchange students with their academic, cultural, and social adjustment to life at Penn. This interaction primarily occurs during Quaker Days and NSO.
The PHINS program allows upper-class students chosen by an application and interview process to assist incoming students. Upon completing training, PHINS will serve as excellent resources on student services, campus organizations, communications skills, student issues, and many other topics dealing with university life.
Members of PHINS are introduced to and work closely with faculty, staff, administrators, and most importantly, peers. The PHINS experience allows students to learn more about themselves and Penn along with the opportunity to make many lasting friendships with both new students and other PHINS.
Visit Meet the PHINS to learn more about PHINS and get to know the people that make NSO #NSOGreat!