At Thursday night’s SGA Senate Meeting, Elaine Turner, director of Residence Life, explained Elon’s strategic plan to create a more engaging residential program.

In fall 2014, Elon will roll out a new residential plan designed to support the needs of students during all four years of their college experience. Each residential area will be better equipped to support learning, inclusivity and community engagement.

“We’re linking the in- and out-of-classroom experiences,” Turner said.

She said universities with large percentages of students living on campus often have higher GPAs, retention rates and graduation rates.

In other news, the finance committee passed three executive allocations. One allocated $500 to LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians and Friends) to host a Christian concert on Nov. 7, one allocated $500 to Phi Mu Epsilon to host MimeMatics and one allocated $336 to Hillel and Intervarsity to host an event to learn about religious traditions.