PHINS (Peers Helping Incoming New Students) are New Student Orientation leaders who are trained to aid incoming first-year, transfer, and exchange students with their general adjustment to life at Penn. This interaction occurs during the summer through Facebook and in-person during 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. PHINS also showcase these skills during NSO by performing in Penn Life Sketches.
Members of PHINS are introduced to and work closely with faculty, staff, administrators, and most importantly, peers. This experience will also give students 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!
The application for NSO 2020 will open on February 1, 2020. Please come back in February if you would like to be a PHINS next year!