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Idaho State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
921 S 8th St
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
(208) 282-4636
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School Information
Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution founded in 1901, educates approximately 14,000 students per year in more than 280 programs. It is Idaho's lead institution in health professions and medical education. Its seven colleges engage in a broad range of innovative research, teaching, and learning in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, performing and visual arts, education, engineering, business, pharmacy, and technology. Visit ISU today at
General Information
It does not appear that Idaho State University requires CRT training of faculty, staff, or students. However, the head of campus security has said he will bring bias training to the campus, and several departments offer workshops on privilege, critical race theory, and equity in primary education. The school holds annual diversity programming. See updates below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • To prove that the department's "statement of anti-racist solidarity" is not "hollow", the anthropology department eliminated the GRE requirement for its graduate program in early 2020.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school hosted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Virtual Mini-Conference.
  • In addition to presenting annual diversity programming to the university, the Diversity Resource Center “strives to educate, advocate, and celebrate diversity” by providing diversity workshops and training resources.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the general education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree, all undergraduate students are required to complete a minimum of one course (3 credits) in Objective 9, Cultural Diversity.
Re-Imagining Policing
  • The head of campus security plans to bring bias training to Idaho State.
  • Theater and Dance Department co-hosted "Courageous Conversations" with the Journey Theater Project: "JTP challenges traditional power structures and works to disrupt unconscious bias through the use of theatre, dialogue, game and data."
  • The Equity and Inclusion Commission in the Office of Equity and Inclusion proposes, implements, and promotes equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • ISU's College of Education will host another "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Conference" on October 28, 2022. The theme will be "Nurturing Belonging Among Diverse People and Spaces." Topics to be discussed include "Diversity is More than Gender and Race, Anti-Racism Education, and Transforming School Climate and Culture."
  • On November 3, 2023, ISU's College of Education held its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Conference. The theme was titled, "United in Action: Taking Steps to Creating Inclusive Learning Spaces."
  • ISU provides "Resources for Parents and Educators to learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Classroom Implementation."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Diversity Resource Center sponsored a Privilege Walk "designed to provide college students with an opportunity to understand the intricacies of privilege and explore how we enjoy privileges based on being members of social identity groups in the United States. "
  • The Department of Anthropology at ISU has a lengthy "BIPOC Lives Matter" statement. The anthropology faculty stands "in solidarity against systemic racism and the resulting injustices and violence towards our BIPOC community, students, and colleagues." In addition, the faculty believes that "racism has no biological reality" and is "socially constructed."
Last updated November 14th, 2023
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