Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity & Diversity
Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU)
Campus Recreation Department
Central Academic Advising
Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (C. W. HOG)
Diversity Resource Center
Early Learning Center (ELC)
International Programs and Services
Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC)
Military Education Benefits
Native American Student Services
Outdoor Adventure Center
Scheduling and Event Services
Student Activities Board
Student Organizations & Greek Life
Student Success Center
Students’ Community Service Center (SCSC)
TRiO Student Services
University Counseling and Testing Services
University Health Center
University Honors Program
Veteran Student Services Center
Rendezvous Building, Room 157
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8315
Pocatello ID 83209
Idaho State University strives to create an environment where all individuals feel welcome and safe. Each member of the university community shares the responsibility of creating such an environment.
The university is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment and in which every student is treated with dignity and respect. Accordingly, the university prohibits, to the extent permitted by applicable law, discrimination and harassment against an individual on the basis of that person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. Harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated and should be reported to the Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity & Diversity located in the Rendezvous Building, Suite 157, (208) 282-3964.
Pond Student Union, Room 215
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8125
Pocatello ID 83209-8125
The Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) is the representative body for students, and functions through the leadership of the student body president, vice president, Student Senate, and numerous committees. These officers are responsible for all activities sponsored by the Associated Students. Applications for committee membership are available in the ASISU Administrative Offices. ASISU also contracts with a local law firm to offer free legal counseling to students. Detailed information on student government can be found in the Student Handbook.
990 S 8th Avenue
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8311
Pocatello, ID 83209-8311
The Bengal Pharmacy provides low-cost prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications at reduced costs. Students may wish to transfer prescriptions from their hometown to the Bengal Pharmacy while they are attending Idaho State University. All Idaho State University students, both full and part-time, and their spouses may use the Bengal Pharmacy. A valid Bengal ID card is required to obtain services.
Campus Recreation Office
Recreation Center, Room 360
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8105
The Campus Recreation Department is located in the Student Recreation Center south of Reed Gymnasium. The Recreation Center offers 100,000 sq. ft. of recreation space and houses indoor courts for tennis, racquetball, and basketball; weights, fitness machines, cardio areas and an indoor track. It also houses one of the northwest’s largest indoor climbing walls. An addition completed in the summer of 2010 offers an airy and open environment for a daily workout. Intramural programs are also available through Campus Recreation with as many as 30 activities to choose from. Please contact Campus Recreation at 282-4854 or on the web at http://www.isu.edu/camprec.
418 Museum Building
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8108
Stretching from your entry into the university on through graduation, the Career Center’s continuum of services will meet your career needs.
The Career Center offers a career and life planning course (COUN 1150), online career information and guidance systems, career counseling, and career testing to learn more about majors and occupations that fit with your personality and interests. We can assist you with internship opportunities, resumes and cover letters, interviewing, on-campus recruiting, graduate school preparation, and other job search strategies. We also offer job listings which include full-time opportunities to part-time and temporary positions. Throughout the year, several different career-related fairs are offered to help students find a broad range of positions and career information.
The Career Center primarily serves Idaho State University students and alumni, but also extends services to community members. Call us to see how we can help you meet your career needs.
JoAnn Hertz, Director
Central Academic Advising is a service designed to assist first-year and undecided students in making academic decisions. Central Academic Advising provides information about campus resources, guidance in developing course schedules and degree plans, clarification of campus policies and procedures, and support in developing effective strategies for academic success.
Advisors also serve as a general resource for all Idaho State University students and faculty. Any student is welcome to contact Central Academic Advising for advising or referral. If students are unsure about whether an advisor has been assigned to them, they may contact Central Academic Advising for information.
The Mandatory Advising program is required for academic degree seeking freshman students for the first two semesters of attendance at Idaho State University and for transfer students for the first semester of attendance. Students subject to mandatory advising must complete the Fundamentals of Advising and Registration (FAR) sessions that are coordinated by Central Academic Advising. Freshmen may contact any CAA office (http://www.isu.edu/advising/contact.shtml) to schedule a FAR session. The two freshman FAR sessions are available online at http://isu.edu/advising/nosearch/first_mad/; http://isu.edu/advising/nosearch/second_mad/. The transfer FAR session is only available online at http://isu.edu/advising/nosearch/transfer_mad/.
Mandatory Advising at Idaho State University is not intended to replace college or faculty advising.
Pond Student Union, First Floor
(entrance below east end of Hypostyle)
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8128
The Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, C. W. HOG, is located on the lower level of the Pond Student Union. The mission of Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group, located on the Pocatello campus of Idaho State University, is to provide challenging outdoor adventures for individuals with disabilities, focusing on enhancing attitudes, increasing positive self-image, and supporting people of all ages and abilities. C.W. HOG also runs the new Universal Challenge Course, which is an amazing tool for team-building and fun. Academic credit may be granted for participation in activities which include weight training, seated aerobics, swimming, snow skiing, challenge course facilitation, water skiing and whitewater rafting.
Pond Student Union, First Floor
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8119
The Craft Shop was established for students and the community to learn the necessary skills to create their own crafts and projects. Work centers include a wood shop, clay studio, and a darkroom. Other areas are set up for sewing, mat cutting for photos, dry mounting, paper cutting, and bicycle repair. There are experienced staff and student employees available to familiarize you with the facilities in the Craft Shop, and assist you in the design and creation of your next craft project. Non-credit classes are offered each semester in a variety of arts and crafts.
Karina Mason Rorris, Director
The Disability Services office is located on the first floor of the Rendezvous building. Students with documented disabilities who qualify for accommodations provided by the university must self-identify to the Center in order to have accommodations provided. Information about accommodations is available in the Center and may be picked up in person or requested by telephone by calling (208) 282-3599.
Americans with Disabilities Compliance Statement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities who utilize the services provided by Idaho State University.
Idaho State University makes significant efforts to comply with requests for “reasonable accommodations,” to a course, policy, or physical barrier and will not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students or employees with disabilities.
In order for Disabilities Services to arrange accommodations, we request notification as early as possible so that your needs may be met. In addition to complying with the civil rights protections of the ADA, we provide access to assistive technology, a social community and workshops in how to be a more successful student.
Rendezvous Building, Room 129
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8036
Pocatello ID 83209-8036
The Center’s primary focus is to assist ethnic and international students and organizations. We seek both to enhance their experience at Idaho State University and to assist them in contributing to campus diversity and cultural competency. In addition, the Center develops, promotes, and delivers campus-wide activities directed toward enhancing multicultural understanding. The Center provides orientation sessions to American minority students to inform them about the University culture and expectations. The Center also houses audio, video, and printed material, both historical and current, related to diversity and multicultural issues.
Kerry Williamson, Director
Early Learning Center, near the Pond Student Union Building, Pocatello
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8316
Pocatello, ID 83209-8316
Sam Bennion Student Union Building
1784 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, 83402
The Early Learning Center (ELC) has child care centers in Pocatello and Idaho Falls; both sites are IdahoSTARS STAR-rated facilities. The Pocatello Center cares for children six weeks through eleven years of age, while the Idaho Falls Center accepts children ages two through six. Services are provided to Idaho State University students, staff, faculty and alumni. In Idaho Falls, the privilege is extended to the same members of the University of Idaho community. Each center offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum, and USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are provided.
The Pocatello program is housed in the Early Learning Center, located near the Pond Student Union Building. In Idaho Falls, the center is in the Sam Bennion Student Union Building.
Every week during the school year and the summer semester, the Student Activities Board, Union Program Council, and other student organizations host a wide variety of activities—movies, concerts, lectures, homecoming events, holiday parties, theatrical plays, celebrations and more! In addition, the Pond Student Union houses a Games Center with video games, billiards, and bowling. For the more relaxed crowd, television sets are located in the Bengal Café and the lower level of the Pond Student Union.
Museum Building, Room 319
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8270
The office of International Programs and Services provides assistance to the international students, faculty, and scholars on campus as well as providing assistance to those interested in an international educational experience abroad. International student services include student orientation to the Idaho State University campus and Pocatello community, ongoing cross-cultural activities, and additional programs to help international students make the most of their time at Idaho State University.
Education-abroad services include assisting students in choosing a program, facilitating the credit transfer, and conducting a pre-departure orientation for those about to embark on an international experience. Services continue for those who have returned from an experience abroad.
This office supports all academic departments in bringing foreign faculty and visiting scholars to campus by assisting with the necessary paperwork for immigration and by offering support services to departments hosting visiting scholars.
Finally, this office coordinates communication among relevant offices on campus and works with faculty, administrators and the student organizations to provide ongoing support and guidance for international students, scholars, and faculty and those who have completed an international educational experience.
Rendezvous 235, Stop 8141
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8141
The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC) provides gender related education and programming at Idaho State University. We host film screenings, panels, art shows, lunchtime talks, focus groups, and the annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference. We also provide training for the ISU Green Dot bystander intervention program. See the schedule of events on our website for further details.
Programs: The ISU Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program is a nationally recognized leadership program that promotes the intolerance of violence on campus and in communities. Green Dot is based on training campus leaders to change the culture, “Every Day Everyone, No one has to do everything…Everyone has to do something!” The GRC has certified Green Dot trainers that provide education and training in Green Dot practices for ISU faculty, staff and students. Contact the GRC for information, training dates or to schedule a group training.
Conferences: The GRC and the ISU College of Arts & Letters hold the annual Gender & Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference each spring. The Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference focuses on how ideas and stereotypes concerning gender and sexuality roles shape and influence various aspects of our daily lives. By acknowledging these roles, we can begin to break down some of the barriers they constitute and move towards awareness and open dialogue. This year the conference will be presenting a great combination of local ISU faculty and student presenters, as well as guests from all over the country and internationally. The Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference offers a unique opportunity for ISU students of all levels, as well as interested community members, to experience a professional conference without having to travel or pay expensive registration fees.
Resources: The GRC library holds books, magazines, and pamphlets on a variety of gender-related topics. Materials may be borrowed for up to a month.
Additionally, we offer internship, practicum, and volunteer opportunities for Idaho State University students, faculty, and staff, as well as educational presentations on a variety of gender related topics.
The GRC is open to all members of the Idaho State University community regardless of gender identification, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, religion, abilities, or age – everyone is welcome! Everyone who is a part of the GRC, whether staff, intern, or volunteer, strives to ensure that all GRC services and activities will be accessible and available, provided in safe and comfortable surroundings, of high quality, and of interest to the Idaho State University community. The opportunities at the GRC are limited only by the imaginations of those who choose to participate.
For any information concerning veterans’ educational benefits, rights, and opportunities, contact:
Native American Student Services assists, advises, and supports Indigenous peoples in the attainment of their educational goals through academic advising, tutoring, cultural activities, utilization of internal and external resources and advocacy. It is our goal, through these services and others provided by Idaho State University, to promote retention and increase the graduation rates of our Native students.
Pond Student Union, First Floor
(Lower northwest entrance off the Quad)
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8128
Here is your ticket to adventure, fun and smiles! Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in any or all of the Outdoor Adventure Center’s activities. The Center offers common adventure based outings and classes such as canoeing, climbing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking, caving, mountain biking, horseback riding, mountaineering, orienteering, and camping. Rental equipment is available for a variety of outdoor activities. The Center also teaches special topic workshops on topics such as avalanche awareness, backcountry survival and the Leave No Trace ethics.
The Outdoor Adventure Center hosts speakers and other special events like the Pocatello Pump (a climbing competition). The Center has an extensive resource center with books, magazines and maps. The Center manages the Portneuf Yurt Range Yurt System, consisting of five yurts available for use by winter enthusiasts.
Visit our website at http://www.isu.edu/outdoor
Religious activities among students are promoted by Pocatello churches. There are three religious centers on campus; the LDS Institute, St. John’s Community (Roman Catholic), and the University Bible Church.
Some of the religious organizations on campus include the Baptist Campus Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Idaho State University Ecumenical Ministry (American Baptist, Christian-Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, United Methodist, United Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ-Congregational), Latter-Day Saints Student Association, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, and Wesley Foundation.
Pond Student Union, Hypostyle Room 299
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8354
The Scheduling and Event Services Office assists students, the campus community, and university guests in planning and coordinating meetings, conferences, programs, and other special events to serve the educational development needs of Idaho State University. The office coordinates facility reservations and room set-up, including sound and audiovisual equipment needs.
Student Leadership and Involvement
Pond Student Union, First Floor
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8118
The Student Activities Board is responsible for many of the entertainment and social programs on campus. This student committee has the responsibility of programming movies, dances, homecoming, musical entertainment, speakers, family programming, and many other activities. The Student Activities Board provides valuable leadership experience for its members, who learn to maintain and work within a budget, negotiate and fulfill contractual details, arrange publicity, work with committee members, and coordinate all details associated with event production.
For student employment possibilities, see the Career Center.
Pond Student Union, First Floor
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8170
Organizations play an important role in the education of students at Idaho State University. We encourage a rich climate of diverse and active organizations.
At Idaho State University there are over one hundred fifty active clubs and organizations including academic, professional, cultural, religious, service, and special interest organizations, honor societies, sports clubs and fraternities and sororities.
Minimum requirements for membership in an organization are determined by the university. To be eligible to join a recognized university club or organization, a student must be a regularly enrolled, fee-paying student in good standing.
Other regulations and/or standards are set by the individual clubs or organizations.
All organizations are required to file a list of their officers, members and advisor with the Office of Student Organizations every year to remain current and eligible to receive the privileges of a recognized club or organization.
Regulations for fraternity and sorority recruitments are determined by the National Panhellenic Conference and the fraternity organizations.
Greek-letter fraternities and sororities at Idaho State University are coordinated by the Greek Council and Panhellenic Council. Currently, these are Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Sigma Sigma.
For further information, refer to the Student Organizations Directory or the Student Handbook, or contact the Student Organizations Office.
Executive Director: Cynthia D. Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Director: James Yizar, Jr., Ed.D.
Center for Higher Education, Room 220
Mailing address for both locations:
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8010
Pocatello ID 83209-8010
The Student Success Center coordinates a variety of resources for students. Academic Programs provides a foundation for learning and academic success, Central Academic Advising assists students in making academic decisions, and Disability Services assists students with documented disabilities. Native American Student Services advocates for and guides Native American students, TRiO Student Services prepares eligible students to enroll in and successfully complete university programs, and University Tutoring supports students enrolled in academic classes. The University Honors Program offers an enriched learning experience in an academic learning community.
Student Leadership and Involvement Center
3rd Floor, Pond Student Union
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8170
The Students’ Community Service Center (SCSC) organizes students, faculty, and staff to participate in meaningful community service on campus and in Southeast Idaho. The Center operates six core programs: Into the Streets, Bonner Leaders Program, Idaho State University Recycling, Alternative Spring Break, Student Action Volunteers for the Environment (S.A.V.E.), and the Youth Mentoring Program. SCSC also serves as a campus contact for community agencies seeking volunteers for short- or long-term positions.
Sari Byerly, Director
TRiO Student Services is a multifaceted, federally funded student assistance program geared to preparing eligible students to enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions. In order to participate in any of the TRiO programs, potential participants must meet the following criteria:
- Two-thirds of participants must meet federal low-income guidelines AND be first-generation college students.
- Remaining one-third of participants may be low-income OR first-generation college students OR have a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability.
- Students must have a need for program services.
Note: TRiO eligibility criteria will vary with individual programs.
Once students have been determined eligible, they may be provided a diversity of academic support services through one of the three TRiO programs including Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services.
Educational Talent Search (ETS) works with eligible program participants who are in the 9th through 12th grades and have potential to be successful in college. Students receive tutoring, assistance with study skills, organizational skills, test-taking strategies, and career exploration. They also attend field trips and cultural activities, and participate in community service projects and technology workshops. During their senior year they are also provided help with admission/financial aid forms and obtaining other information that will prepare them to enter the college of their choice. Participating target high schools are: Aberdeen, American Falls, Blackfoot, Bonneville, Burley, Century, Highland, Idaho Falls, Jerome, Minico, Pocatello, Shoshone-Bannock, Snake River, and Twin Falls High School.
Upward Bound (UB) assists eligible 9th through 12th grade students in preparing for the challenges of a post-secondary education. The program consists of an intense academic summer component and a follow-up component during the school year. The summer program is held on the Idaho State University campus. For eight weeks students are taught by certified high school teachers and receive credit toward high school graduation in most of the traditional academic disciplines including math, English, science, and foreign languages. Study skills, test-taking strategies, and career exploration are incorporated into the summer
curriculum and additional academic support services such as tutoring are provided by tutors/mentors. The academic year follow-up program is geared to supporting the curricular and academic support activities students experience during the summer. Regular tutoring and other academic enhancement services are provided to students throughout the school year. Participating target high schools are: Aberdeen, American Falls, Blackfoot, Century, Highland, Pocatello, Shoshone-Bannock, and Snake River High School.
Student Support Services (SSS) is a post-secondary retention-oriented program that offers academic support services to eligible students. Advisors provide students assistance with course selection and scheduling along with personal and financial counseling. Other important services available to students include tutoring and supplemental instruction. Tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders are model students who have excelled in their academic disciplines. The SSS program’s goal is to help students be successful, both academically and socially, while attending Idaho State University, by providing strong support to help students achieve their educational and career objectives leading to their completion of a baccalaureate degree and pursuit of graduate school educational opportunities.
Graveley Hall, Top Floor, South Wing
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8027
1784 Science Center Drive
Room 223 Bennion SUB
The staff of the University Counseling and Testing Service are available to assist students who are encountering personal, social, and emotional difficulties while enrolled at Idaho State University. During an initial assessment process, the student and counselor discuss the student’s needs and concerns and decide upon an appropriate counseling plan. Individual, couples, and group counseling are available. When appropriate, the counselor will assist the student with a referral. We can usually counsel students with concerns such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, lack of motivation, eating problems, stress, grief, and interpersonal relations including couple and family problems.
Personal counseling is free and confidentiality is maintained within the ethical and legal guidelines of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association and the State of Idaho. Staff are licensed by the State of Idaho as professional counselors or psychologists. Masters' and Doctoral trainees (interns) are under the direct supervision of licensed staff.
Consultation and Crisis Intervention Services
Whenever any member of the university community has an immediate mental health concern for their self or another person, they may contact our office. One staff member is available each day during normal working hours for emergencies and consultations. After normal working hours, emergency response is initiated by contacting Campus Security and/or 911. Counseling staff may coordinate and assist with follow-up to such emergencies.
In addition to crisis intervention and follow-up services, counseling service staff are available for a variety of other consultations. The most common consultations include debriefing with individuals and departments who have had a critical incident, assisting individuals and departments in working with students with difficulties, and providing support and follow-up to individuals and departments undergoing significant change.
University Counseling and Testing Service staff provide a wide variety of outreach services including: teaching academic courses; leadership development programs; workshops on communication skills, mindfulness, anxiety, anger, and stress management; guest lectures on a variety of topics; and information on such concerns as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and sexual assault. Workshops, lectures, and courses can be designed to fit the needs of specific individuals, groups, or departments.
The University Counseling and Testing Service actively pursues the opportunity to serve the university and the community as a full service testing center. In addition to serving the university’s needs for course placement testing, proctoring on-line course exams, and special requests for proctored exams, we currently serve the larger community as a contract test site for: PROMETRIC, ACT, Miller Analogies Test (MAT), GED, Pearson Vue, Kryterion, and CLEP. For current information on the cost and registration process for any of the over 500 examinations available through our center, please check out our website: http://www.isu.edu/ctc/.
921 S. 8th Ave. Stop 8311
All students are eligible to see a care provided at the University Health Center at no charge for the basic office visit. Almost all insurances are accepted for other charges.
The University Health Center provides the entire range of medical office care as is provided at a hometown doctor’s office. This includes everything from colds and flu to treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes. We care for broken bones, lacerations, abscesses, and other urgent care problems. Preventative health services such as immunizations, healthy lifestyle counseling, and birth control are areas of particular interest.
The University Health Center bills private insurance when billable services such as laboratory tests, X-ray studies, special procedures, etc., are performed. The University Health Center does its best to see people on the same day they are ill. Same day appointments are available daily. A valid Bengal ID card is required to obtain services.
The University Health Center is located at 990 Cesar Chavez Avenue—across from Graveley Hall.
Sherri Dienstfrey-Swanson, Ph.D., Director
Rendezvous Building, Room 323
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8010
Pocatello ID 83209-8010
Office: (208) 282-3662
The University Honors Program is an academic learning community that offers a broad range of enriched educational experiences, typically found at a small private college, for bright, talented, and ambitious undergraduate students. The main goals of the program are:
- To provide a challenging and imaginative curriculum;
- To prepare students for a post-graduate education through seminars, individual research, and one-on-one interaction with faculty; and
- To enrich the life of all honors students by fostering a spirit of ongoing inquiry and a love of learning.
The University Honors Program offers interdisciplinary, theme-driven course sequences in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. They are designed for students who are motivated to develop their critical and creative thinking in a more personalized atmosphere than may be expected in normal lower division courses. These courses are offered in small classes (25 maximum enrollment) by interested faculty, deal with broad and/or interdisciplinary issues, and confront some aspect of the human condition. Innovative teaching and assignments are encouraged, and interaction with faculty and class members is lively. Please check www.isu.edu/honors for this year’s core curriculum themes and additional information. Questions about the University Honors Program and courses may be directed to the address above.
The University Honors Program Curriculum fulfills many of the General Education Requirements.
Haydie LeCorbeiller, D.A., Director
Content Area Tutoring
The Content Area Tutoring (CAT) Program provides small-group tutoring in all academic areas except writing and math, which are handled through the Writing and Math Centers. Students may request tutoring in courses from anthropology to zoology at the CAT offices in Pocatello’s Rendezvous Center (REND 323, 282-3662) or Idaho Falls (CHE 220, 282-7925).
A separate tutoring system, based in the Roy F. Christensen Building, focuses on the tutoring needs of College of Technology students.
The Math Center provides drop-in tutoring services to help students on the Pocatello and Idaho Falls campuses understand concepts in undergraduate math and math-related courses. Tutors ask questions to clarify what students know and how the concept has been taught to them. They help students see what they have been doing incorrectly, and they work other examples with students to suggest approaches to the problems that students are doing.
The Writing Center provides individualized tutoring in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and online to help students improve the quality of their writing for undergraduate and graduate courses in all subjects. Tutors are available by appointment to work with students at any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to revising full drafts. They assist with organization and development of ideas for particular audiences and purposes, as well as with issues of punctuation and usage.
“Your Veteran and Military Connection at Idaho State University”
Todd D. Johnson, M.A., Director
Student Union Building
3rd Floor (near the Salmon River Suites)
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8095
Pocatello, ID 83209-8095
The Veteran Student Services Center aims to make ISU one of the most “veteran-friendly” campuses in the United States by simplifying access to existing services, addressing the needs of the individual veteran, and supporting our growing community of student veterans and service members. As a veteran-centered transition and support program, our mission is to provide first-class service, guidance, and advocacy for ISU student veterans, benefit-eligible dependent students, and their family members through strong campus and community partnerships.
Professional staff and trained student advocates attend to student’s needs; services include veteran/military-friendly study and computing areas, assistance with admissions, G.I. Bill benefits, academic advising, disability and learning resources, financial assistance and scholarships, career preparation, and a variety of other veteran-specific support and academic resources. The Center also works closely with the Student Veterans of America - Armed Forces Club, a student-run organization serving the veteran community, which has chapters on both the Pocatello and Idaho Falls campuses. For more information, contact the Veteran Student Services Center at (208) 282-4245.
Students at Idaho State University have the unique opportunity of having a wellness center on campus. The mission of the Wellness Center is to promote a holistic approach to health through quality health promotion and education programs and public service to all students at Idaho State University. We are committed to providing opportunities that facilitate and support personal growth in the multiple dimensions of health: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental. A wide variety of aerobic classes and mind and body classes are offered through GET-FIT Program, including body sculpt, interval training, Zumba®, boot camp, Insanity® Live, muscle pump, cross training, barbell, Pilates, and yoga. All classes are held at Idaho State University Reed Gym and Red Hill. The current class schedule for the GET-FIT Program is available at http://www.isu.edu/wellness/services/get-fit/.
The Wellness Center also offers fitness assessments to Idaho State University students. This includes cardiovascular endurance, body composition, blood pressure, flexibility, and abdominal strength. Students have access to two free fitness assessments per semester. Other services provided by the Wellness Center for students at no cost for a limited number of sessions include personal training, nutrition/wellness coaching, and smoking cessation. American Heart Association CPR/first aid courses are also available for a reasonable fee.
For further information on Wellness Center programs and activities, please call the Wellness Center at (208) 282-2117 or send email to email@example.com or visit the website at http://isu.edu/wellness. Office hours during the Fall and Spring academic semesters are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Office hours during the Summer term are 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.