Peers Helping Integrate New Students
Peers Helping Integrate New Students (PHINS) are New Student Orientation volunteer leaders who are trained to aid incoming students with the move-in process and their adjustment to college life. PHINS help lead a small group of first-years through several events during NSO that teach about the surrounding Philadelphia area and how to adjust to college living.
PHINS also work on all events throughout NSO including:
- Answering questions
- PennTrack Tours
- New Student Orientation (NSO)
- Second-Year Orientation (SYO)
- First-Year Experience (FYE)
- Second-Year Experience (SYE)
Along with leading a small group and volunteering in general NSO Events, PHINS can pick four subgroups to be a part of and work with more specific populations of new students and their orientations. PHINS can work with First-Generation Low-Income (FGLI) students, international students, transfer students, and domestic students.
Make sure to look out for the light blue and navy shirts when you get to campus!