IFR briefs all its field school directors with an extensive standards and information packet during an in-person conversation. This briefing and information packet includes all of IFR’s policies. All policies are discussed, and every program director signs the document affirming they understand and agree with the IFR policies.

Prior to the start of the field school, IFR staff arrange a dedicated, online meeting for each field school with the field school director, staff members, and all students present. During this meeting, IFR’s policies are described and discussed in detail. Students are empowered to contact IFR directly if they witness or experience any harassment.