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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. 157
921 S. 8th, Stop 8141
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID. 83209
(208) 282-3590
FAX (208) 282-5829


Stacey Gibson

Stacey Gibson

Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion

Office: Rendezvous 157A

(208) 282-3973

Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson

GRC Assistant Director

Office: Rendezvous 157D

(208) 282-3590




Joining Hands For ISU

DRC, GRC and NASS Welcome

Come Paint with Us

September 22, 2022 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Registration Link:
Rendezvous Suites A, B and C

Participants will draw their arm and hand on a piece of canvas paper. They will paint their hand with images and words that make up who they are as individuals. The hand will be cut out and attached to a circle with other hands. At the end we will have it made into a poster to be hung around campus. This is a creative project to showcase the ISU community and who we are!

Intervene Bystander Intervention Training

September 30, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:30

Registration Link:

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link


October 20, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:30

Registration Link:

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link


November 16, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30

Registration Link:

Zoom – Must register to get ZOOM link

  • Video: The online 20-minute video Intervene includes brief filmed scenarios demonstrating ways in which student bystanders can successfully intervene in problematic situations. Seven different situations are addressed, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence (emotional abuse), hazing, alcohol emergency, emotional distress, and bias. Characters in the film represent the diverse identities of college student populations including race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

  • Workshop: 60-minute workshop the provides an opportunity for students to view the video with others and engage in a facilitated conversation to reflect upon the attitudes and behaviors that influence the process of intervening as an individual or with assistance. Participants also discuss additional related scenarios not included in the film.



Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month Pumpkin Painting

October 25th – 12:00 to 2:00

Registration Link:

Bengal Lounge Pond Student Union


October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. College-aged women (between 16-24) have the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence. 21% of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner, and 32% of college students report experiencing dating violence by a previous partner. Peer pressure, the presence of drugs and alcohol, stressful schedules, tight-knit friend groups, and social media contribute to higher rates of abuse, sexual assault, and stalking for students. Young people also have limited relationship experience, and often if a high school relationship was at all violent or unhealthy, it is likely that future college relationships will be unhealthy too.

Join the ISU Gender Resource Center and Family Services Alliance in painting pumpkins to bring awareness to this important topic. Family Service Alliance will have resources and information available for attendees.


What is Dating Violence?

October 31 from 3:00 to 4:30

Rendezvous Suites A, B

Registration Link:


Domestic/Dating abuse can make itself evident in a few ways, and this panel discussion will feature experts who can illustrate how to recognize signs of abuse. What do you do if you, or someone close to you is in a violent relationship? What do you need to expect if you report someone for abuse? The panel will answer these questions.


How to Build a Healthy Friend/Roommate Relationship

November 17, 2022 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Rendezvous Suites A & B

Registration Link:

This workshop is a product of the One Love Foundation. The one Love Foundation is dedicated to improving relationship health. This workshop will show a variety of animated videos highlighting characteristics of friendships. The workshop will review healthy and un-healthy aspects of friend and roommate relationships. We hope to share insight in how to build healthy friend and roommate connections.

Stop by: Rendezvous 235
Call: 208-282-2805
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Gender Resource Center Posters

 JJoining Hands For ISUPumpkin Painting 2022Intervene Fall 2022

Idaho State University Policies

ISU Preferred First Name Data Standard

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy

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Make a donation to the Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center or the Diversity Resource Center to support future programming and educational activities that promote our campus culture of inclusion.

We appreciate your generosity and support.