DECA

Distributive Educational Clubs of America

The Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) provide students with an in-depth and highly interactive experience in the field of business and finance as they work cooperatively with their peers and the business community.

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit student organization with more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain.

DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 200,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

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Mission Statement

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

 

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect.

 

Attributes and Values

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