Collegiate DECA

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Description of Organization:

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.

Guiding Principles


Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promotion competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible experienced leaders.

DECA Fact Sheet


Click here to learn more about DECA.



Upcoming Events This Year

Foundation Events

Community Service

Internship Preview Night

Business Activities Day

Fall Leadership Conference

State Competition

National ICDC

Meeting Times:

Every other Thursday at 7:00 pm in Old Main Room 208

Contact Information


Rob Johnston –

Dustin Olson –


2015-16 MSU Collegiate DECA officers and advisors


Front (l-r): Chris Snook, president; Remington Werner, vice president; Leighanna Helgoe, public relations officer.

Back: Rob Johnson, advisor; Dustin Olson, advisor; and Brock Sherva, treasurer.


Officers for 2016-17 are as follows: president - Jordan Johnson, vice president - Donte Stevens, secretary/treasurer - David Dukart, public relations officer - Maddie Gallardo.

Click here to see a wrap-up of the International Career Development Conference held in Washington, D.C. April 15-20.