The security aide program is comprised of approximately 65 trained students employed by the Department of Residence Services. Security aides are responsible for patrolling the residence halls and providing campus escorts between the hours of 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. seven days a week. Escorts are available throughout the campus when security aides are on duty. To get an escort contact the security aide dispatcher at 27004 or ask a security aide. The presence of security aides in the halls is intended to serve as a deterrent to crime and other problems. Each security aide is required to complete a 40 hour training program yearly. Security aides are in direct contact with each other and the campus police department via two-way radios. Additional responsibilities include checking fire equipment, assisting in emergencies, and checking locked entrance doors.