Texas A&M University EMPLOYEES ONLY

About SECC

The Texas State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) was created through legislation in 1993 to raise funds for charitable organizations throughout the state, the nation, and the world.  Since then, Texas state employees have contributed $176 million. The campaign runs annually from September 1 through October 30.


You can choose from nearly 400 participating statewide, national, or international charities or a charity in your local area.  The organizations are listed online in SSO when you make your contribution (see How Do I Give? below) or you can search the SECC charity database here (examples of search terms include ‘International,’ ‘Brazos Valley,’ ‘DFW,’ ‘Cancer,’ or ‘Children’).  All participating organizations must meet strict eligibility standards established by state law, and they are screened by the SECC State Policy Committee.  You can feel confident that your gift is being used efficiently and effectively by your designated charity or charities.

SECC supports many local charities such as the Aggieland Humane Society, Brazos Valley Food Bank, United Way of BV, Hospice BV, Arts Council of BV, Scotty’s House, Twin City Mission, and many more!  Learn more here about what your gift will provide.


1. ONLINE Go to sso.tamus.edu (login and select ‘SECC Enrollment’ from the SSO Menu)
***For Texas A&M employees only – Make an online donation of at least $2 by 5 PM September 15 to receive 2 complimentary basketball from the 12th Man Foundation!

    • Select ‘Payroll Deduction’ or ‘One-Time Gift by Check or Cash.’
      • Select Payroll Deduction and indicate one-time, 9 Month, or 12 Month deduction
      • Select your charity or charities and designate the amount of gift
      • Complete and submit the form
        • Monthly Employees: December 2019 (January Paycheck)
        • Bi-weekly Employees: January 2020 (2nd paycheck in January)
        • Start dates for deductions
        • Deductions can be stopped upon request by contacting your payroll office
      • Payroll Deduction

2. FORM – Complete a paper pledge from.

    • One-time gift by check or cash
      • Print out the post-submission page and send it to your unit coordinator (see Contact  below) with check or cash
      • Within SSO, select ‘SECC Enrollment’
      • Select One-Time Gift by check or cash (Checks should be made out to SECC)
      • Select your charity or charities and designate the amount of gift
      • Complete and submit the form

3. FUNDRAISER – Participate in a campus fundraiser and make a contribution.

    • Each unit may hold fundraisers from September 1 to October 30
    • The purpose of these fundraisers is to foster the SECC/TAMU spirit of giving and encourage ongoing donations during the campaign.
    • Many campus events are posted at Facebook for TAMU SECC
    • Tickets to sporting events are not available to those contributing solely through fundraising events. Employees must make an outright donation online as indicated above.


If you have questions, please contact your unit coordinator:

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