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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. 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




The Red Sand Project

January 11th - January 31st
Art Installation Project for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Registration link:


Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that raises awareness about vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation.

Pick up sand and tool kit at the Gender Resource Center. Take a photo with the red sand in a sidewalk crack and label #RedSandProjectISU2021. Submit photo to:

Sidewalk interventions invite people to take the time to fill sidewalk cracks with red sand and document their sidewalk transformations on social media using #RedSandProjectISU2021 to recognize those who are overlooked and most at-risk of spending their lives being exploited for the profit of others.
Since the project’s launch in 2014, sidewalk interventions and convenings have taken place in cities across the United States and throughout the world.
Pick up your sand and tool kit at the ISU Gender Resource Center, Rendezvous 235, or call 208-282-3590 for information


Intervene Bystander Intervention Workshop

February 17th - 2:00 to 4:00, or March 5th from 9:00 to 11:00, or April 13th from 12:00 to 2:00

Registration 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.


 Transgender Community 201

February 11th - 3:00 to 5:00

Registration Link:


The presentation will showcase challenges that transgender individuals have to manage, more in-depth knowledge on non-binary and genderfluid individuals, detransitioning to include what it means and why individuals make that decision.




History of Drag

February 25th - 3:00 to 5:00

Registration Link:


The presentation will showcase the history of drag as an art form, the difference between drag kings and queens in relation to the transgender community, and the transformation of drag through the years.

Drag Make-Up Tutorial

March 4th - 3:00 to 5:00

Registration Link:


This presentation will showcase the impressive art and skill one must showcase to do drag make-up.

International Women's History Day - #ChooseToChallenge

March 8th- 3:00 to 4:00

Registration Link:


Send in your #ChooseToChallenge images

Keen to show solidarity and support in choosing to challenge?

Individuals and organizations are invited to send in their #ChooseToChallenge images as we'll soon be celebrating some of the best images from around the world in the lead up to International Women's Day 2021.

So strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose and raise your finger high to show your commitment to choosing to challenge inequality, pledging to call out bias, and actively questioning stereotypes.

Submit selfies to All gender identities welcome.


Positive Body Image Symposium 2021

March 9th
Keynote - Amy Pence Brown

Registration link: TBD

Amy Pence-Brown is a fat feminist mother who believes in opening her mouth and her heart. From both of these places she tells stories –as a writer on her blog and other local & national publications, as a historian and adjunct faculty speaking and teaching, and as a visual artist creating subversive stitchings and performance pieces. She’s been a body image activist for the past decade and recently became internationally known for her radical stand for self-love at the Capital City Public Market in Boise, Idaho in2015, which was documented in a blog post, photographs and a video viewed over 200million times. Her message about the value of all bodies, no matter their size, has been covered by numerous media outlets, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, People, TODAY, Huffington Post, Upworthy, HLN, the Dr. Oz show, SHAPE, xo Jane, TIME and Fitness magazine. She continues to lead the body positive revolution through public speaking and education, including on the TEDx stage, to students young and old, and the Boise Rad Fat Collective, a radical group of 2,300people of all ages, sizes, colors, genders and nationalities. She also leads RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp for Feminists and Feminist Teens, Be RAD! Be YOU! A Body Image Workshop for Girls aged 10-12, builds school gardens on the Boise Bench as a school garden coordinator and was named one of the 50 Idaho Women of the Year by the Idaho Business Review in 2017.






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


 Join us on November 19th, from 3:00 to 5:00, for Trans 101. This event will feature a panel that will discuss transgender identities and issues. Register at: and a Zoom link and password will be sent to you.






How To Ask About Gender

Trans Health

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy

Inclusive Bathroom Map

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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 at:

 We appreciate your generosity and support.