JOIN COLLEGIATE DECA

This one remarkable experience can change your life forever.

Join more than 15,000 members on 250 campuses across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.

By joining Collegiate DECA, you’ll have opportunities to

  • extend learning beyond the classroom by participating in community-based events
  • gain a competitive edge in the global job market
  • develop strategic decision making and project management skills
  • network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors
  • earn awards and recognition through competition and leadership action
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Collegiate DECA is more than competitions, blazers and medallions. Joining Collegiate DECA is the first step you can take towards achieving your goals and realizing your greatest potential. Start your #IamDECA journey today!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN BE A COLLEGIATE DECA MEMBER?

Student members must be enrolled in a college or university on either a full- or part-time basis at some time during the academic year. Each chartered association may further define its own membership qualifications, and each chapter may set more detailed criteria. Collegiate DECA membership is also open to DECA advisors, alumni and professional members.

WHO SHOULD JOIN COLLEGIATE DECA?

All students who participate inCollegiate DECA activities at the local, district, chartered association and/or international levels should pay chartered association and DECA Inc. dues. These activities include, but are not limited to, conferences, competitive events, online challenges, scholarship applications and more. Board policy states that all members, including advisors, must pay membership dues.

WHAT ARE MEMBERSHIP DUES?

DECA Inc. membership dues are $10 USD per person (student, advisor, alumni and professional) plus appropriate chartered association dues. The list of dues is available on this page and automatically appears for your chartered association in the online membership system. Individual membership is available for students whose college or university does not have a Collegiate DECA chapter.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN DECA MEMBERSHIP?

In addition to an official membership card and pin, Collegiate DECA members have exclusive access to all of the career preparation opportunities Collegiate DECA provides. These include four issues of DECA Direct magazine, participation in Collegiate DECA’s Competitive Events Program to demonstrate their knowledge and earn recognition, opportunities to attend conferences designed to prepare them for careers, access to $300,000 in scholarships and more. Collegiate DECA membership is for one school year, culminating June 30 of each year.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MEMBERSHIP?

DECA membership is open year-round; however, DECA encourages all chapters to activate their chapter by submitting initial membership by November 15. This ensures that the chapter continues to receive communication, publications and services from DECA Inc. The deadline for members to be eligible to compete at the International Career Development Conference is March 1. Each chartered association may have earlier membership deadlines.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF MEMBERS NEEDED ON A ROSTER?

The minimum chapter size is ten (10) student members and one (1) advisor (or any combination of 11 paid members). The only exception is in the case of a new or reactivated chapter, which has two years to obtain the minimum chapter size. In this case, please contact Michael Mount.

WHO IS AN ALUMNI MEMBER?

Alumni members are individuals who have graduated and wish to remain involved with the program by paying the appropriate DECA Inc. and chartered association dues. Alumni members receive a pin and card, one-year subscription to DECA Direct (if a current address is provided) and the value of supporting an organization that has impacted them and additional emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Alumni members should join through their local chapter.

Join more than 15,000 members on 250 campuses across the world who are preparing for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.