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Pass the Hat Campaign

Pass the Hat Campaign

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The SECC Enrollment option is now available on your Single Sign On menu: 

  1. From your Single Sign On menu, select "SECC Enrollment".
  2. Use the "Charity Search" to identify your selected charity's code.
  3. Select your contribution option.

Let's Raise $15,000 in 2018!


Pass the Hat is Tarleton's State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) fundraiser. This year's campaign runs from September 1st until October 31st.

What is the SECC?

The State Employee Charitable Campaign is an organization of state organizations who collaborate to raise money for charitable causes. The State Employee Charitable Campaign is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. In 2018, the SECC marked its 25th year by raising more than $175.82 million for charitable organizations throughout the state, nation, and world. Learn more about the SECC.

What is Pass the Hat?

Pass the Hat is Tarleton's own SECC campaign. Each year, Tarleton rallies its employees for the annual giving period. Over the last five years, Tarleton has raised nearly $93,000 for charitable causes on a local, state, and national level through the Pass the Hat Campaign.

Why should I give?

What causes are important to you? Donate to important causes in your community, state, or world. For as little as $2 per month, you could make an impact on a charity that has a place in your heart. There are more than 1,300 charities to choose from in the SECC. Browse charities.

How and when do I give?

There are several ways to give during Tarleton's campaign, including:

  • Automatic Payroll Deduction through SSO: September 1st - October 31st
  • Parking Spot Raffle: Raffle tickets are on sale between September 24th and October 26th. The winner will be drawn at Pass the Chili Bowl for Pass the Hat.
  • Win a Tarleton Swag Gift Basket! Raffle tickets can be purchased from any committee member, at the Chili Sale or at the Tailgate event. The winner will be drawn at Pass the Chili Bowl for Pass the Hat.
  • Tarleton Home Tailgate: September 22nd. Purchase a chance to win a basket loaded with Tarleton swag or a Parking Spot for 2019-2020 year.
  • Tarleton Wind Ensemble Charity Concert: October 2nd. Proceeds are donated to a SECC charity chosen by the band.
  • Pass the Chili Bowl for Pass the Hat: October 26th. Chili will be served in front of the Tarleton Center beginning at 11:00 a.m.
  • One-time cash or check donations will be accepted at any time between now and October 31st. Please see a committee member.
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There are several reason why I participate in the Pass the Hat State Employee Charitable Campaign. Some are straight forward. Because my faith instructs me to, because it feels good, or because I am moved by calls for help. However, the greatest driving factor in my giving is the fact that I have benefited from the gifts of others and I know what it is like to be the one in need. I grew up in an economically disadvantaged home. I remember going to the food bank, or picking up donations at church such as milk, bread, cheese, etc. At times, we were homeless and had to rely on the charity of others for shelter and food. I felt powerless when faced with those needs and know that now, I make a difference with even a small donation and have a great impact on someone else's life. I no longer have to feel powerless in the face of that need.

Julia Price, Administrative Associate

Contact a Committee Member

Pass the Hat Committee Members
Name Department Phone
Dr. R. Michael Haynes Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Chair 254-968-9354
Mr. Morgan Carter Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Co-Chair 254-968-1964
Ms. Julie Price Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Treasurer 254-968-9354
Ms. Jodie Baker Library 254-968-9987
Ms. Carol Barrett Employee Services 254-968-9705
Ms. Cayley Birchfield Employee Services 254-968-1916
Mr. Darrell Brown Student Engagement 254-968-9742
Dr. Chris Gearhart College of Liberal and Fine Arts 254-968-9023
Ms. Wendy Haynes Employee Services 254-968-9694
Mr. Dean Mason Texan Card 254-968-1880
Austin Sikes Student Government Representative