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Programs

The Retention Management and Planning office offers a variety of programs and services to students, faculty, and staff at Texas State.


Bobcat Bond Program: The Bobcat Bond Program helps match second-year, transfer students and beyond with experienced faculty, staff and peer mentors who act as support systems. A mentor establishes a one-to-one relationship and serves as a role model, advisor, guide and friend.

Brilliant Bobcats College Success Series:  Brilliant Bobcats is a workshop series focused on teaching students various strategies and helping them build skills for college success. Some general topics include time management, academic study skills, and self-care. The College Success Series is a collaboration between the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.

Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (FACES): The mission of FACES is to create a campus-wide network of support to assist students who grew up in the foster care system to achieve educational success by focusing on recruitment, retention, and graduation.

Male Student Retention Initiatives: The Male Initiatives Committee (MIC) offers programs to aid in the retention and development of males on campus.

Peer Leader Program: Peer leaders serve current Texas State students (sophomore and transfer) in need of guidance and assistance. Peer leaders serve as resources to help you set goals, find resources and connect with faculty, staff and students across campus.

Quad Outreach: Throughout the semester, RMP partners with various campus departments to reach out to students in the Quad, provide them with resources from our offices and answer any questions they may have about student services.

Students Who Are Parents (SWAP): The Retention Management & Planning office designs programs created to understand and support the unique needs of students who are parents, such as workshops, family sporting events and arts performances.

Welcome Tents: A two-day program held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters in the Quad. The purpose of the program is to welcome students to the University, provide directions, and answer student questions. We also provide students with various resources in order to give students the tools they need to be successful.