Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
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
FAX (208) 282-5829
Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion
Office: Rendezvous 157A
GRC Assistant Director
Office: Rendezvous 235
Green Dot Training
January 31st – 2:00 to 5:00
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.
Sexual Assault Awarness Week - Sponsored by SAAC -Nikki Berrett -Keynote Speaker
January 30th – 7:00 to 8:00
Stephens Performing Arts Center - SUB
Nikki Berrett is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She graduated with honors in 2011. Having more than 8 years of diverse experiences, especially in CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, Nikki Berrett affiliates with Mountain View Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups.
January 28th – February 1st
The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Idaho State University is putting together a week of events that will focus on sexual assault awareness.
- All Week – PSUB - Sign the pledge against sexual assault
- February 28th – Reed Gym - March against Sexual Assault and ribbon tying
- February 2nd – Holt Arena - Men’s Basketball vs. Portland State, Teal & Purple game
'Stop the Hate' forum to address double-digit increase in hate crimes -Pocatello Police Chief Marchand
Febrauery 7th – 3:30 - 5:00
Salmon River Suites - SUB
The “Stop the Hate” community forum, aims to educate about what constitutes a hate crime and provide information about resources available to victims.
Kirby Slager -“Love Wild – Embracing the Wild Within”- Positive Body Image Symposium - Keynote Speaker
March 12th - 5:00 to 6:00
Woof and Little Wood River rooms SUB
What if I told you that you were perfect right now, would you believe me? Because you are. You, in your current body, in your current job, in your current "why am I still in this relationship?" right now, are everything you are supposed to be right in this moment. I know this, because I am you. I know this because the moment I stopped looking at the future and started embracing everything I am now: the wild, the messy, the sweet, the ruthless creature I was born to be, my whole life changed.
Each and every one of us has a gift, a calling, a unique purpose that speaks to us in hopes that one day we will hear this whispering voice and not only begin to honor what we are truly capable of, but remember who we have always been. This voice lives inside all of us, it runs through our tissues, pumps through our valves, and waits patiently for the day we wake up to realizing how powerful we truly are. I can help you find this voice, I can help you free yourself, I can help you wake up to that love that is already within you. Let's do this
Positive Body Image Symposium
March 12th - 9:00 to 5:00
Wood and Little Wood River rooms SUB
Join us for a the symposium on topics related to positive body image. A full list of topics will be posted on the Gender Resource Center website.
*Schedule Available February 1, 2019
“Constructions of Assimilation: Gender and Cultural Challenges to Foreign Students in Pocatello”
March 26th - 4:00 to 5:30
Rendezvous Suites A, B & C
International student panelists will talk about their experiences of accommodation to American culture, with regards to gender norms and differences between different student cultures and those of America. The discussion will include: what are the challenges, or points of assimilation that these panelists could tell us about their experience of making social connections in America? What gender stereotypes, if any helped or hindered your attempts in making relationships? What aspects of university life are most helpful in getting to know other American students?
“On the Basis of Sex”-Based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg- Dinner and a Movie
March 27th - Dinner/Reception 5:00 to 7:00 - Movie 7:00
Salmon River Suites and Bengal Theater SUB
On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 American film based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Join the GRC for dinner and a movie. This event is in celebration of “Women’s History Month.”
Zeros Shades of Gray
April 16th -6:00 to 7:00
Wood River Room -SUB
Zero Shades Of Gray sets the tone that sexual assault is black and white. There are no disclaimers, no clauses, and no fine print when it comes to how people feel about being sexually assaulted or raped. It’s serious to the victim, and this seminar helps students understand that this isn’t a victim problem, it’s a problem on all levels.
Widely considered as the "perfect blend" of education and empowerment for Title IX compliance and sexual assault prevention, your first year students will leave having had a great time, as well as equipped with safe practices for better decision-making. Let’s change behaviors by shifting perceptions: assault is not a women’s issue, or a men’s issue, it’s a human issue.
Gender Resource Center Posters
Idaho State University Policies
Trans Name Change Procedure
How To Ask About Gender
Asking about gender identity on a form, survey, or project:
First, ask yourself why you are asking for gender identity on a survey at all. If you are taking various forms of demographic data to see who does or does not utilize services, we certainly encourage you to include a question about gender identity. However, we commonly find that sometimes folx are collecting information on gender identity and never use or assess that data. If you do not need/utilize this information for any particular purpose, consider not asking. Otherwise, here is our suggested way to ask for gender identity on a form:
Gender Identity: ____________________________
When open-ended questions are not possible:
Gender Identity (choose all that apply)
__ trans or transgender
__ another identity (please specify): _________________