Become a PHA

PHA Responsibilities

All advisers must participate in:

  • one day new member training in the spring semester
  • two to three days of training at the beginning of the fall semester
  • bi-weekly meetings within the residential colleges
  • bi-weekly large group meetings/continuing education sessions
  • a specific intervention program
  • staffing the UMatter bus for one shift on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night per semester

Residential College Affiliation

All first-year PHAs are required to be a part of a residential college group. Upperclass PHAs (2nd year or more of the program) can choose whether to be a part of a residential college group or the At-Large group. Both groups are responsible for programming and contact with respective advisees.

Apply to be a PHA

To apply, complete the application form.

All applications will be reviewed by staff and current PHAs. Peer interviews will take place in late February/early March in 30 minute slots. Individual interviews with a staff member will be scheduled for all final round applicants. Acceptances will be communicated in early April. All accepted applicants will be required to attend the spring training in late April.

The PHA program does not discriminate for any applicant based upon age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, parental status, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

If you have any questions about the application process, email Janine Mascari, the program's staff adviser.​