Some SECC activity deadlines extended

Texas Woman’s State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) activities continue on a trek toward the university’s goal of $100,000 and 100% participation.

Registration deadlines and play times have been extended for TWU Pursuit and the Scavenger Hunt. Both also are now “pledge what you can” so that more people can participate.

The TWU Pursuit registration deadline now is Wednesday, Oct. 14, with the game scheduled for noon Thursday, Oct. 15. See the rules and registration for TWU Pursuit.

The Scavenger Hunt registration deadline has been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 20, with the end date extended to Friday, Oct. 23. Find out more about the TWU SECC Scavenger Hunt.

Other upcoming activities include:


Basket Building Challenge & Auction

A live auction for the Basket Building Challenge & Auction will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. You can enter your creation as an individual, team, or as an academic component or department. The winner of the basket that raises the highest bid donation will receive a pizza party.

All baskets must be completed and delivered by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19. Baskets may be taken to the ACT 10th floor conference room, in care of Nora Sierra, or you may request an on-campus pickup by contacting Sierra at or 940-898-3352.

See contest rules and registration, as well as ways to coordinate your basket building in light of COVID-19 challenges.


Escape Room

The registration deadline for the Escape Room challenge is Friday, Oct. 16. Game times will be coordinated by the teams and must be complete by Friday, Oct. 23.

Registration is $100 for a team of six. Want to play but don’t have a team? You can pledge $20 to sign up as an individual and be randomly assigned to teams. Be sure to read the rules carefully before starting your game!


TWU’s Got Talent

Do you sing, dance, or play a musical instrument? Can you perform magic tricks? Fold towel animals? There are a variety of talents you could showcase for TWU’s Got Talent! Register and submit a video by noon, Monday, Oct. 26. During the showcase of participants’ videos — scheduled noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 — viewers will be able to vote for their favorited talent performances by pledging toward the performers. Performers who receive the most pledges will win prizes. In addition, each performer selects a charity/nonprofit of their choice, and all proceeds pledged toward their performance will go to their chosen charity/nonprofit. Everyone wins!

Winners of the Dr. Bettye Myers Challenge also will be announced during the TWU’s Got Talent showcase. Myers began the challenge several years ago in order to encourage participation in the SECC campaign, and organizers are continuing a form of the challenge in her memory. Academic components will be eligible for a drawing to win a $1,000 student scholarship sponsored by the TWU Foundation. Non-academic components will be eligible for a drawing for a group pizza party sponsored by the chancellor’s office and Chartwells. Get your donations in by 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.


Charity Showcase

The Charity Showcase is ongoing. Create a video or a single slide (PowerPoint or Google Slide) that highlights your favorite SECC charity. This is your opportunity to get the word out to others at TWU.



In addition to pledging through event activities, you also may give to the campaign through monthly or one-time payroll deductions or one-time credit/debit card donations. See the “How to Give” page for forms and details.