Welcome to BOND! BOND offers structured opportunities for social and communication development. Within this program, students connect with others facing similar challenges. BOND participants can access peer mentoring, skill building events, social outings, and more. The BOND program, open to students of all levels, empowers participants as learners and leaders as they shape the development of this dynamic program. Check out our BOND Program brochure!
Students may participate in any or all components of the BOND Program!
Participants are encouraged to meet with their RCPD Specialist on a weekly basis to discuss personal goals, strengths, and challenges and develop strategies for success.
Peer mentors connect with participants to offer support in all aspects of the program. Mentors are fellow MSU students with strong social and academic skills.
Each week, peer mentors invite participants to campus and community activities. Invites are sent via text, social media, and the BOND newsletter and participants are welcome to attend activities of interest.
Social and Skill Building Events
Events offered throughout the semester create opportunities for connecting with others and learning and practicing new skills. Each event incorporates fun and engaging activities with purposeful and individualized skill development.
Employment Planning and Preparation
Participants are connected with the MSU/MRS Careers Collaborative and other community partners to increase employment readiness skills and explore internship and employment opportunities.
BOND Freshman/Transfer Transitions Program
- Participate in transition programming
- Learn about resources, campus life, and the community
- Meet fellow students and RCPD staff
- Settle into campus
- Beat the move-in crowd
- View and download the BOND Transitions flyer
BOND Freshman Seminar
- Weekly seminar meets for 90-minutes, Tuesdays 3-4:30pm
- Topics include: Time Management/Organization, Note Taking, Study and Test Taking Strategies, Assistive Technology, Mental Health, Self-care, Professional Communication, Campus and Community Involvement
- Special guests may include: MSU CAPS, Student Life, Campus Dietitian, Fitness Services, Wellness/Substance Use
- Excursions: Campus Dining Hall, Recreation/Sports Facilities, Community Arts Center
- Requirements include: Weekly Seminar Classes, Weekly Coaching/Counseling Session with BOND Staff, Study Tables, Social Events
- One time fee of $200, which students earn back through participation! **SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE**
- View and download the BOND Freshman Seminar flyer
Email Lindsay Hill with questions.
Help us grow this opportunity and increase capacity by supporting this innovative program. To become involved and find out what this program can do for you, contact the Autism Spectrum Ability Access Specialist.
This donor-supported program provides awareness and expanded opportunity for persons with disabilities. You can help support this initiative or find out more about other RCPD programs and giving opportunities by visiting the Make a Gift page.