Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions that aren't addressed on this page? Contact one of the officers here.

What is DECA?

Collegiate DECA is a career development organization that enables students, of all majors, with the skill sets and experience needed to advance in leading industries.

The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas.



Collegiate DECA allows you to transfer the information you gain in college into a real world career experience.

Your involvement in Collegiate DECA builds the skill sets and leadership knowledge you need to stand out in a competitive job field. Plus you can develop lifelong meaningful friendships and grow your network!

How do I join?

Prospective members can join Austin Collegiate DECA anytime throughout the year, however prospective members will only be considered as official members once they pay chapter dues. Check below for questions relating to how much dues cost and how to pay them.

We encourage members to attend the info-sessions to get an idea of what DECA is, especially at the Collegiate level, and to understand what Austin Collegiate DECA stands for as a chapter. If you cannot make any of the info-sessions, show up to a general meeting and talk to the officers!

What is my role as a member?

Members are required to attend as many meetings and events as possible, because participation in these will help members accumulate points that will allow them to compete at state and ICDC. Competition is not required, but competing provides members with a great way to experience a real-world business scenario.

Members who do not have enough points that equals or exceeds the cut-off amount for competing at state will consequently not be allowed to compete at state. Furthermore, if a member does not compete at state, then the member will not qualify for ICDC.

How much are chapter dues?

As of Fall 2017, chapter dues will be $20. This excludes fees for state competition and for the international career development conference (ICDC).

State and ICDC fees will be vary year to year depending on funding. The officers will let you know as we get closer to competitions on how much they should cost.

How can I pay chapter dues?

Chapter dues are payable via:

  • cash
  • Venmo (@AustinCollegiateDECA)
  • checks (made out to 'Austin Collegiate DECA')

Please contact the Director of Finance, whose contact information can be found here, for any concerns.

When and where are competitions?

Please refer to the Texas Collegiate DECA website for information about conferences at both the state and international levels.

Texas Collegiate DECA

Where can I get more info about competitions?

Please refer to the offical DECA website for descriptions of competitions offered at the collegiate division.

Competition Info

How can I get on the e-mail list?

Submit your email using the form below!

How do I join the GroupMe?

Click the button below and follow the instructions!

If you are having trouble joining, please contact the Director of Social Media, whose contact information can be found here.

Official Groupme