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Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center

Holt Arena and surroundings

Welcome to the Idaho State University (ISU) Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC). The GRC has been on the ISU campus since 1998. The GRC was created by the ISU Student Senate to honor the very well respected Dean of Student Affairs, Janet C. Anderson who was retiring and whom the center is named after.


Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
Rendezvous Bldg. Rm. 235
921 S. 8th, Stop 8141
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID. 83209
(208) 282-2805
FAX (208) 282-5829


Stacey Gibson

Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion

Office: Rendezvous 157A

(208) 282-3973

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson

GRC Assistant Director

Office: Rendezvous 235

(208) 282-3590




Due to Covid-19 and the need to distance all of the events have been canceled through May 15th.


Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

January 28th – 1:00 to 5:00
Wood and Little Wood Rooms - SUB

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for a viewing of the PBS Frontline documentary, "Sex in America." Thelma Anih will be presenting, "The Aftermath:Coping With Mental Health After Escape." Deidre Caputo-Levine will present, "Reducing Individual and Community Risk for Sex Trafficking." There will be activities during the training to engage attendees in learning about human trafficking. The symposium will end with a presentation on action steps that citizens can take to support an end to human trafficking.

Green Dot Training

February 13 – 12:00 to 3:00
Rendezvous Suites A & B

A green dot is any behavior, choice, word or attitude that promotes safety for all citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence. Take part in this leadership opportunity to learn how to be an active bystander and stop power-based violence.

Green Dot Wear Your T-Shirt Day

February 7th – All day

If you are a certified Green Dot graduate, wear your Green Dot t-shirt to show solidarity in stopping power based personal violence. We want to fill campus with green dots!

Roll Red Roll Documentary Screening & Discussion for ISU athletes

Presenter - Jeff Matsushita

February 18th  – 7:00 to 9:30
Ballroom - SUB

The Gender Resource Center and the Title IX office, is holding a screening of the documentary, Roll Red Roll.

Roll Red Roll follows the assault of a teenage girl by members of the beloved high school football team and goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media fueled "boys will be boys" culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America by creating conversation around rape culture, bystander intervention, and community accountability.

The film screening will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

Women Rights through Generational Stories

March 9th - 3:30 to 5:00
Rendezvous Suites A, B and C

March 8th is International Women's Day. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of the labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. It is a day, observed by many countries around the world, on which women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. 

International women panelists from the ISU community will discuss how women's rights have developed over the years in the countries they are from, as part of a global movement towards demanding more equality and accessibility. The panelists will address how women's rights have affected them and the women they know, shedding light into the intricacies of such ideals in different parts of the globe. 










Positive Body Image Symposium

March 11th – 9:00 to 5:00
Wood River and Little Wood Rooms - SUB

9 am:  Embodied Movement – Molly Jorgensen, MFA, CLMA, SME/T – Adjunct Faculty, Idaho State University, Founder and Owner of MBody Movement

10am:   Media, Body Image and You – Janette Olsen, Ph.D. – Health Education Director/Associate Professor – Department of Community & Public Health, College of Health Professions

11am: Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating:  Promoting Positive Health – 

Danielle Basye, RD, LD, RYT, Center for Change

12pm: Lunch (Provided, please RSVP)

1 pm: Finding Peace with Body Image – Allison (Alyee) Willets, LPC, NCC, Center for Change

2pm: Sizeism: A Perspective on Biases, Career Inequities, and Health Disparities – Christian D. Chan, PhD, NCC, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Olivia T. Ngadjui, LPC, Doctoral Student in Counselor Education and Counseling, Aishwarya Joshi, LPC, NCC, Doctoral Student in Counselor Education and Counseling, Idaho State University

3pm: Identify Recreation and Body Image – Janette Olsen, Ph.D. – Health Education Director/Associate Professor – Department of Community & Public Health, College of Health Professions

4pm:  Social Media:  The Toxic Looking Glass – Lisa Salazar, Ph.D. – Master of Public Health Director/Clinical Assistant Professor – Department of Community & Public Health, College of Health Professions

5:30:  Keynote: Meg Johnson

Positive Body Image Symposium

Keynote - Meg Johnson

March 11th – 5:30 to 7:00
Wood River and Little Wood Rooms - SUB

Meg Johnson has motivated tens of thousands of people across the globe with her motto: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin'! Meg fell off a cliff and broke her neck in 2004, at the age of 22. She spent four months in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries and returned home without the use of her legs, back, stomach, or hands - a quadriplegic. Wheelchair bound and determined, Meg refuses to sit still. Since she was paralyzed, Meg has competed at the national Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in New York, winning the Spirit Award; founded and directs Ms. Wheelchair Utah; instituted a service outreach program; and authored several books. She received the 2012 Weber County Athena Award, which recognizes her service efforts. Her motivational books and live-recorded talks on CD are available at book stores. Meg’s Monthly Message is read by thousands across the globe. Meg has been married to her husband, Whit Johnson, since 2008 and they have two daughters.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Keynote - Keith Smith

April 1st – 5:30 to 7:00
Wood River and Little Wood Rooms - SUB

Keith Smith, the author of Men in My Town, is a Stranger Abduction Sexual Assault Survivor and a Keynote Speaker on the topic of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

In 1974, at the age of 14, Keith was abducted, beaten and raped in his hometown of Lincoln, Rhode Island by a recidivist, pedophile, predator. His assailant was arrested and indicted but never went to trial. He never went to trial because he was brutally beaten to death in the streets of Providence, Rhode Island before his court date. Thirty-eight years after his murder, no one has ever been charged with the crime.

Denim Day

April 23rd – 12:00 to 1:00
QUAD by the SUB

Join us for observance of sexual assault awareness month. Denim Day 2020, will feature music, pocket painting and food!

Wear denim in support of victims of sexual assault.





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