DECA's Mission

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

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

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

Section I.

  1. Eligibility

Texas DECA members can be the following:

1. Current students enrolled in CTE concurrent classes including Marketing, Business or Technology.

2. Former students that are still in high school and have been in CTE

classes in previous years

3. Alumni students/members

4. Professional Members:
teachers, administrators, counselor, business people and more.


B. Duties of Members

(1) raise awareness among students and their families about the benefits of marketing education,

(2) help prepare students academically and financially for college,

(3) motivate students to successfully pursue higher education,

(4) attend at least two events (one in the Fall and one in the Spring) on their assigned school campus,

(5) voice your opinion or ideas on things that keep the organization up to date.

Section 1. General Meetings

General meetings will be held weekly until chapter is established and on dates decided by the organization. Meeting dates will be announced via email, phone calls and posted on the morning announcements. A quorum for a regularly scheduled general meeting consists of the President, at least one (1) member of the executive committee and at least three (3) members. At least one Advisor should be present at General Meetings. Attendance sheets will be signed and kept to record attendance at each General Meeting, and official minutes will be taken.


C. Attendance Requirements for Members

Attendance at all meetings and organizational events is mandatory, and only school recognized excuses will be accepted. No more than two unexcused absences per semester will be allowed.


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