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.

The GRC focus is to provide education and programs to students, staff and faculty and to provide a space to explore the ways gender and sexuality impact our lives and our interactions with others and the world we live in.

The GRC strives to develop a supportive and inclusive community that understands the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, nationality, and immigration status. We promote overcoming suppression of others through education and affirming and honoring people’s identities and life styles. The programming that the GRC offers is to expand knowledge on gender and sexuality and promote healthy relationships and build a strong community of individuals who care and support each other with compassion. We invite you to attend GRC events, including our annual Gender & Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference held in March and our on-going campus wide trainings for Green Dot Bystander Intervention.

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

Stacey Gibson

EO/AA and Diversity Director, Title IX Coordinator

Office: Rendezvous 157A

(208) 282-3973


Stephanie Richardson

Stephanie Richardson

GRC Assistant Director

Office: Rendezvous 235

(208) 282-3590





What Is Your Green Dot?  Wear Your T-Shirt Event

January 18th – ALL DAY

Idaho State University is proud to be a Green Dot Campus!  Green Dot is a nationally recognized bystander intervention program designed to train members of the ISU community to look out for one another and stop Power based Personal Violence.  Using research, the Green Dot program trains individuals to recognize potential behaviors in someone that may lead to violent action or, use techniques to intervene if they see something happening.  A CDC study in 2015 shows that in a test group of schools where the Green Dot program is active, sexual assault went down by 50%.  A Red Dot is a moment in time when someone chooses to harm someone else.  A Green Dot is a moment in time when we as individuals step up and do something rather than nothing to stop Power based Personal Violence.

If you are Green Dot trained wear your shirt on January 18th to show solidarity in stopping Power based Personal Violence.  Please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GDBOOSTER and fill out the survey and come to the Gender resource Center to get you Green Dot backpack.

Stalking and Use of Technology

January 31th – 3:00 to 6:00
Rendezvous Suites A, B and C

Join us for a fascinating presentation with Jennifer Landhuis, an advocate and educator on the issues of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault for the last 19 years. Jennifer is a consultant with the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime where she provides training and technical assistance to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. She is also currently the Director of Social Change at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence where she designs and facilitates research-based local, state and national trainings on domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault to build the capacity of criminal justice, social justice and healthcare systems to ensure safety and social and emotional well-being of victims and accountability for offenders.

Stalkers often use technology to assist them in stalking their victims.  If stalkers have access to a victim's computer, they can track them by looking at the history or websites visited on the computer. Spyware software on computers (sometimes sent through e-mail) can send stalkers a copy of every keystroke made, including passwords, Web sites visited, and e-mails sent by victims.

Stalkers can also use the Internet to contact or post things about the victim on message board or discussion forums. They may also verbally attack or threaten victims in chat rooms. Some stalkers will post threatening or personal information about the victim including, the victim's full name and address. Often stalkers will e-mail the victim, or fill their in-box with spam and have been known to send viruses or other harmful programs to victims' computers.  Telephones can be used to threaten or harass. Cell phones also have features that can be used against victims. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology can be used to track or follow victims.

Mama Dragons - Debbie Glenn

February 16th – 4:00 to 5:00
Wood River and Little Wood Rooms SUB - 2nd floor

Debbie Glenn is an active member and founder of Mama Dragons.  Debbie became an advocate of the LGBTQ community when her son Tyler Glenn, Lead Singer of the band Neon Trees, came out as gay in Rolling Stone magazine in March of 2014. 

The Mama Dragons run support groups for gay Mormons, their families and even allies in other groups, including Family Fellowship, Affirmation and Mormons Building Bridges. They set up a speakers bureau of moms willing to help educate fellow believers and the public. They helped open the Youth Futures Shelter in Ogden for homeless kids.

The Dragons open their homes to gay Mormons fleeing their families for fear of retribution or shunning. They invite lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids over for dinner on holidays or anytime the young people feel lonely or, sometimes, suicidal.

Join us to hear Debbie’s story.  For more on Tyler Glenn and his journey go to: http://www.mormonstories.org/tylerglenn/






Sex In The Dark

March 13th – 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Planaterium in Rendezvous

Do you have a question about relationships, love, sex, romance, your body, etc., that you want answered by a professional while still being anonymous? Sex in the Dark is your chance to do just that! The Gender Resource Center and ISU Housing host this educational, fun, and open minded event where there are no dumb questions. Our panel of “sexperts” are all local professionals covering both mental and physical health, all to make sure students get the answers they need. 

Operation Beautiful

March 16th – March 17 
First Floor Ladies and Mens Bathrooms in the Rendezvous


The Gender Resource Center encourages people to leave sticky notes with positive messages in the bathrooms to encourage others. We will begin the project on Thursday, March 16th and end on Friday, March 17th.  Join us in making others feel good!

The goal of the Operation Beautiful is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.”  If this only does one productive thing, we hope it helps people realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is  — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Positive Body Image Week - March 13th - March 17th

Amy Pence-Brown - Writer, Artist, Body Image Activist

March 13th – 3:30 to 5:00
Rendezvous Suites A, B and C

Amy Pence-Brown dared to take a chance in, "The Stand For Self Love" where she stood at the Capital City Farmers Market, August 29, 2015, in Boise in a bikini.  She was blindfolded and had a chalk board explaining what she was doing as people were encouraged to write on her. 

Join us to hear Amy's inspiring presentation on vulnerability, courage, and body positivity and the importance of taking a stand for something you believe in.

Positive Body Image Symposium

March 14th and 15th - 9:00 to 4:00 pm
Rendezvous Suites A, B and C

Join the Gender Resource Center and the Department of Community & Public Heath in a two day symposium on topics related to Positive Body Image.  For more information call Stephanie at 282-3590 or e-mail richstep@isu.edu.

March 14th

 9am: Somatic Movement   – Molly Jorgensen, MFA, CLMA, SME – Adjunct Instructor, Dance
ISU Theatre & Dance

 10am: Culture and Social Messages – Aditi Ahlawat, M.A. - Counselor/Psychologist – ISU Counseling & Testing Center

 11am: The Illusion of  Perfection: Skills to evaluate the Media  – Dr. Janette Olsen, Ph.D. –Associate  Professor – ISU Community & Public Health,
School Of Health Professions

 1pm: Stress Management - Melissa Caudle, MHE - Instructor/Accreditation Specialist, Community and Public Health

 2pm: Building Resilience in a Body Shaming Culture –Rose Niles, Ph.D. - Senior Staff PsychologistISU Counseling and Testing Services


March 15th

 9am: Somatic Movement   – Molly Jorgensen, MFA, CLMA, SME – Adjunct Instructor, Dance
ISU Theatre & Dance

 10am: Body Image: What does Religion have to do with it? - Dr. Janette Olsen, Ph.D. –Associate Professor - Community & Public Health, School Of Health Professions

 11am: Real life experiences of the pressures on body image in athletics – Hillary Merkley, - ISU Head Track and Field Coach - ISU Athletics

 12:30pm: Athletes and Body Image - Nick Galli, Ph.D., CC-AASP - Assistant Professor (Lecturer) - University of Utah, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

 1:30pm: Disordered Eating In Men - Nick Galli, Ph.D., CC-AASP – Assistant Professor (Lecturer) - University of Utah, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation


Denim Day

April 19th – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
ISU SUB Quad under the Hypostyle

Join us for a BBQ, music, and painting jeans in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

Denim Day is an annual campaign to prevent sexual violence through education and public awareness that culminates on a Wednesday during Sexual Assault Awareness Month each April. It began in Italy in the 1990s when women legislators wore jeans to protest a Supreme Court verdict overturning a rape conviction because the victim wore tight jeans.


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Call: 208-282-2805
E-mail: richstep@isu.edu
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Rendezvous 235, Stop 8141

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID 83209-8141

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