Collegiate DECA (DECA)

Student Organization for Leadership Development

Welcome to DECA, the Collegiate DECA Chapter at UH!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Collegiate DECA, a college division of DECA, is to serve its diverse international membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow's leaders.

What is 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.

  • Helps students make informed career choices by providing opportunities to explore fields as diverse as e-business/e-commerce, advertising, wholesaling, fashion/apparel, design, food/food service, sales/sales management, retail management, human resource management, financial services, advertising/promotion, sports and entertainment, hospitality/travel/tourism, culinary arts, international marketing, business-to-business marketing and other management and marketing-oriented careers.
  • Encourages business activity that demonstrates civic and social responsibility including programs dealing with business ethics.
  • Recognizes the importance of career education and promotes a willingness to use the training facilities provided by corporations to continually improve skills and knowledge in college and throughout life.
  • Increases understanding of and appreciation for the system of free enterprise.

How does DECA work?

We have meetings every other week, speakers twice a month and a mixer once a month. DECA also works on a points system so when you graduate you are eligible to receive a tassel.

Donations Are Appreciated!

We are asking for contributions, in order to send our students to leadership conventions to help improve skills and knowledge in a variety of professional areas.

Please send contributions to the following address:
Collegiate DECA
Dr. Marcella Norwood
College of Technology--HDCS
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6020

Please make checks payable to: Collegiate DECA

Please download our contribution letter if you are interested. Thank you for your support!