DECA is an international organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitably and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Founded in 1946, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrations and business professionals. The Collegiate Division includes more than 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities. Started on Jewell's campus in the fall of 2015, the organization has had rapid growth with students competing in competitive events at the state and international levels. Members of the organization encompasses students majoring in business, accounting and economics to students majoring in physics and nursing.