What is DECA?

DECA is an international organization with over 180,000 members! Western DECA gives students hands-on experiences in the fields of marketing, business and entrepreneurship. To be involved in Western DECA, you must enroll in some type of business class, like Academy of Finance or Marketing Essentials. DECA is the club that corresponds with the AOF program. It enhances the classroom experience by providing conferences and competitions that mold high school students into character-driven leaders.

Are there other DECA Chapters in Broward County?

Absolutely! Broward County, Florida has one of the largest sectors of DECA students in the nation. The majority of high schools in Broward County have a DECA chapter at their high school. Cypress High School was recognized in 2008 as having the largest DECA Chapter in the entire country with over 600 members. Other schools include Cooper City, Taravella, South Plantation, Stoneman Douglas, Coral Glades, Monarch, Flanagan, and a whole lot more!

DECA’s Mission Statement

The mission of DECA Inc. is to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship.

DECA helps students develop career skills and competence, build self-esteem, experience leadership, and practice community service.

DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing education and the growth of business/education partnerships.

What does DECA stand for?

In 1946, the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) organized to improve educational and career opportunities for American students. Over time, the needs of the membership changed. Today, the club is directed toward business students, and promotes leadership through marketing and entrepreneurship. In 1992, the acronym was dropped and changed to "DECA: An Association of Marketing Students".

The DECA Creed

I believe in the future which I am planning for myself in the field of marketing and management, and in the opportunities which my vocation offers.

I believe in serving the highest measure of service to my vocation, my fellow beings, my country, and my God-that by doing so, I will be rewarded with personal satisfaction and material wealth.

I believe in the democratic philosophies of private enterprise and competition, and in the freedoms of this nation-that these philosophies allow for the fullest development of my individual abilities.

I believe that by doing my best to live according to these high principles, I will be of greater service both to myself and to mankind.

The DECA Diamond

The official DECA emblem is a diamond-shaped design. Each point of the diamond signifies a working part of the organization.The four points of the DECA diamond are:

Why Become a DECA Member Video

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