At Thursday night's SGA Senate meeting, a resolution to express sympathy for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and allocate funds toward disaster relief efforts passed in a unanimous vote.
The resolution authorized the executive treasurer to donate $500 of SGA funds to the Red Cross and called upon leaders of campus organizations to donate $5 from their organizational budgets, if possible.
Before the vote, several senators questioned whether it was appropriate to use student funds to aid an area that isn't strongly connected to Elon.
But Will Galleher, senior class senator, mentioned his experiencing rooming with an Elon student who was from the Philippines.
"This is a great cause to stand behind," he said. "The connection is there."
In other news, Jonathan Miller, assistant athletics director, thanked the SGA for its role in strengthening Elon's tailgating scene.