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Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. We prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. This professional organization helps students in their field of study such as marketing, management, entrepreneurship, or other business related fields. The skills, knowledge and attitude that students are gaining are becoming some of the top skills need in today’s business world. Collegiate DECA enhances the preparation for careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders.

Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value you competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

Collegiate DECA is open to all business related majors/minors and chapters can be found at both Technical Colleges and Universities. If you’re interested in getting a chapter started at your school, we will be happy to help provide you with information on how to do so.

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

DECA Creed

I believe in the future, which I am planning for myself in the field of marketing and management, and in the opportunities which my vocation offers.

I believe in fulfilling the highest measure of service to my vocation, my fellow beings, my country, and my God – that by so doing, I will be rewarded with personal satisfaction and material wealth.

I believe in the democratic philosophies of private enterprise and competition, and in the freedoms of this nation – that these philosophies allow for the fullest development of my individual abilities.

I believe that by doing my best to live according to these high principles, I will be of greater services both to myself and to mankind.