About Collegiate DECA

What is DECA?

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.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges across the globe. DECA members can begin their participation in the high school division as early as the ninth grade and continue through college graduation by participating in the collegiate division.

More than 15,000 college members participate in Collegiate DECA through 200 chapters in 36 states and Canada.

Why Join DECA?Award Winners

  • excel in the classroom in areas such as marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship

  • 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

  • receive awards and recognition through competition and leadership action

Award Winners Again


Check It Out! 

Collegiate DECA's programs and competitive events are clustered around six academic areas.

The Six Academic Programs


 Learn More About DECA

Official Collegiate DECA Website


Interest meeting on October 6 at 6pm in Nelson 2210 for anyone who would like to compete in a case study competition with ChannelAdvisor!

by NCSU Collegiate DECA