About 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. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Our students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking.


Why Join?

1. Excel in the classroom in areas such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship.
2. Gain a competitive edge in the global job market.
3. Develop strategic decision making and project management skills.
4. Network with business and industry experts and nearly 15,000 students and advisors.
5. Receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action.

Benefits for Your Campus

1. Recruit top students.
2. Develop campus leaders.
3. Enhance classrooms through experiential learning.
4. Increase retention and completion rates.
5. Expand student and program recognition.
6. Build partnership within your community.

While chapters are typically formed around academic program areas such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship, some schools have more than
one chapter on their campus focused around different majors and involving multiple faculty, and some school systems with multiple campuses will establish a chapter at each campus. Each chapter has one or more faculty, administrators or staff serving in roles such as advisor or competition team coach, connection DECA activities to the curriculum. In turn, multiple chapters may come together under the umbrella of a Chartered Association to provide additional membership benefits.


How to Recruit Students

Membership development is an important goal for every chapter of Collegiate DECA. Each new member offers valuable skills and contacts, and membership is
open to students at any stage in their academic career. The greater the membership, the more you will accomplish on your campus and in your community. Campus
posters, brochures, presentations and other resources are being prepared to enhance your efforts and reflect the Collegiate DECA brand.

The constitution is for DECA, including both divisions of the organization. The by-laws are written for each division.

North Dakota DECA Constitution and By-Laws

North Dakota Collegiate DECA By-Laws

National Collegiate DECA By-Laws