DECA (also known as Collegiate DECA on the college level, and previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America) is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations listed as Career and Technical Student Organizations by the United States Department of Education.
Dr. Ed Davis served as Executive Director from 1992–2014. In 2014, Paul Wardinski was brought in to serve as DECA's new Executive Director. Today, DECA's programs are growing and expanding their involvement in competitive events, community activities, professional development, and leadership opportunities. DECA's scholarship program has grown from the $4,750 awarded the first year, to well over $400,000 that are available today. DECA can be found in every state of the United States, four U.S. territories, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Korea, People's Republic of China, Turkey, Hong Kong . Chapters exist in high schools, career centers, community colleges, technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and private and parochial schools. More than 5,000 chapters involve over 275,000 members in the many varied activities sponsored by DECA and its corporate partners. DECA currently has over 275,000 members. DECA is made up of 3,500+ high school chapters, 1500+ collegiate chapters, and 5,500 advisors.
Deca or DECA may refer to:
- deca- (prefix)
- Deca, chill rap/hiphop artist
- deca-, also spelled "deka-", a prefix in the International System of Units
- DECA (organization), a business-marketing student organization
- Deca, a journalism cooperative
- DECA, DirecTV Ethernet Coaxial Adapter
- Decabromodiphenyl ether, an organic compound
- Defense Commissary Agency
- Nandrolone, the active ingredient in the steroid Deca-Durabolin, commonly referred to as Deca
Deca (journalism collective)
Deca is a cooperative of magazine writers co-owned and managed by its members. Their cooperative model is based on photo agencies like Magnum and NOOR. Each journalist reports and writes independently but stories are edited and promoted collectively. Their writers are based all over the world, including Rome, London, Shanghai, Barcelona, Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Collectively, they have reported from more than 90 countries and every continent but Antarctica. Deca's tagline is "The world, firsthand." They offer a subscription service to their stories as well as an iOS app, with an Android app in development. Readers can also purchase the stories for download as Kindle singles on Amazon.com.