DECA's mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.
What are DECA's Core Values and Attributes?
DECA's core values and attributes are competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.
When was DECA Founded?
DECA was founded in 1946.
What kind of organization is DECA Inc.?
DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Student Organization.
How many countries is DECA in?
7 countries, and 2 U.S. Territories
How many members are in DECA?
Over 200,000 worldwide.
Which countries is DECA in?
The United States, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, and Mexico.
What U.S. States have DECA?
All 50 United States, as well as the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico.
Who all recognizes DECA's programs?
The United States Congress, The United States Department of Education, and the State, District, and International Departments of Education.
What is the 2013-2014 State/National DECA Theme?
Make It Count
What is the shape of the DECA Emblem?
How long has the emblem been a diamond?
The emblem has always been a diamond since DECA began.
How many different forms of the diamond have there been?
The DECA Diamond has been represented in five distinct forms.
When was the newest version of the DECA Logo unveiled?
At the 2010 International Career Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.
What do the inner four points of the DECA Diamond Represent?
The inner four points of the DECA Diamond represent the Guiding principles of DECA, which address the purpose of DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program.
What are DECA's Guiding Principles? Hint-(PACI)
-Connects to Business
-Integrates into Classroom Instruction
What do the outer four points of the DECA Diamond Represent?
The outer four points represent the results of DECA's comprehensive learning program.
What does DECA Prepare the next Generation to be? Hint-(PACE)
How are DECA's Strengths and Achievements exemplified?
Through the cooperation of the local advisor, school officials, students, parents, and business people working together.
What is the purpose of DECA's Constitution?
The high school division of DECA has a written constitution outlining important guidelines related to DECA’s name, organization, membership, operations and governance.
What is the purpose of DECA's Bylaws?
DECA’s written bylaws complement the DECA Constitution by providing additional rules for governance and operations.
What is DECA's Congressional Advisory Board?
A body made up of members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives who openly support the organization at the federal level.
How many levels of DECA are there?
There are Four levels of DECA.
The first level of DECA.
Chapters-operate at the local level.
The second Level of DECA.
State/Provincial Associations-hold the official DECA charter for their state, coordinate activities for chapters in their area and act as the connection between chapters and the regional and national levels.
What is the third level of DECA?
Regions- Every State/Province belongs to one of the four regions (Western, Southern, North Atlantic, and Central). Regions coordinate regional conferences and elect members to the DECA, Inc. Board of Directors.
What is the fourth level of DECA?
The National Level-comprised of the representatives of DECA, Inc., as well as the adult employees of the national headquarters in Reston, Virginia.
How many original charter states were there?
In 1948, 17 States first adopted the DECA Constitution and Official Name.
What were the original Charter States?
The original Charter States were Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
What is DECA Images?
DECA’s official supplier of DECA materials, including competitive event materials, awards and DECA-branded apparel.
What IS DECA Inc.?
The legally recognized body responsible for governance of the organization. Each state and provincial association has at least one DECA, Inc. representative, but states/provinces are allocated additional representatives based on their percentage of total DECA membership.
What is the DECA, Inc. Board of Directors?
The elected leaders of DECA, Inc. The Board is comprised of two DECA, Inc. members from each region, the National Advisory Board chairperson, the Executive Director, and the marketing liaison from the Association of Career and Technical Educators.
What is the Honorary Life Membership?
The highest honor granted to individuals for their service to DECA. Honorary Life Membership is awarded at the State and National level.
What is a Program of Work?
A planning document used to set goals and define a detailed plan of action for an organization. A new Program of Work is developed each year by State and National Officers.
How many types of competitive events areas are there in DECA?
There are 9 Overall event areas.
How many, and what events are in the Principles of Business Administration Events?
Principles of Business Management and Administration-PBM
Principles of Finance-PFN
Principles of Hospitality and Tourism-PHT Principles of Marketing-PMK