Who are the PHINS?
The PHINS are New Student Orientation leaders who are trained to aid incoming freshmen and transfer 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. After completion of the training program, the PHINS will serve as excellent resources for student services, campus organizations, communications skills, student issues, and many other topics dealing with university life. PHINS showcase these skills during NSO as performers in the 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.