Maryland DECA


Why DECA? DECA is more than a Business and Marketing Club, DECA helps students realize their interests and helps students set goals for their future. Through activities, learning of skills and competitive events students research and learn about their own interests as well as making connections to other club members. Making real world connections to businesses and learn how to be successful. We hope that you join us and Grow with Maryland DECA and take your Dreams to "Maximize Your Momentum"!

DECA ICDC Information and Required Paperwork

ICDC will be held April 23-26 in Atlanta, Georgia. Get your Conference Guide here along with information for advisors to help prepare your chapter for all of the events. Please see Competitions page to get further information. ICDC Dress Code includes an Official DECA Blazer. See requirements for Dress Code. Also, be sure to bring with you the required signed documents. You may submit them to your DECA advisor or bring them with you. But you MUST have the required documentation in order to travel and compete.

Collegiate DECA Needs Judges!

Sign Up to be a Judge for Collegiate DECA ICDC April 11-13th, 2022

Collegiate DECA will be holding their International Conference and Competition in Baltimore Maryland and is looking for event judges. If you are interested, register by clicking the button below.

Sign Up to be a Judge

Want to get involved or start a chapter? Check out the New Chapter Resources Page

Chapter Resources

Membership for 2022 Closes on January 31st! Ready to Input Your Membership?

If you have not already done so, it is NOW time to input your club's membership! You can access Advisor Resources, or Click Here to input your chapter membership with National DECA. Please make sure to submit your membership in time for Competition Season. Region One will be holding it's competition on Friday, January 7th and SCDC will be held in February 2022. Members interested in competing need to be paid members. Please contact Maryland DECA if you need assistance or have questions about how to place and pay your chapter's membership.

Returning Chapters for 2021-2022

Please Fill Out This Form if you are planning to return for the 2021-2022 School Year as a DECA Chapter. The purpose of this form is to get a sense of what Maryland DECA will look like next year in terms of member size, get updated advisor contact information, get contact information for leading chapter officers for the purpose of a GroupMe, understand the size of each region, and give chapters the chance to ask questions and express any concerns.

Maryland DECA is Reborn!

Maryland DECA is alive and well. And growing! Contact us if you are interested in starting a new chapter or rebooting one at [email protected]

Maryland DECA - Statement of Commitment

Maryland DECA Inc. stands against racism in all forms. As community oriented and professionally responsible leaders, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion and embrace our role in shaping a better future for all Maryland students.

We stand in solidarity with the Black communities in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. Maryland DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate. -Ted Thompson, Maryland DECA Board Chair

Upcoming Events

January 15th, 2022

Region 1 Competition 10am - 5 pm

Being Held Virtually

February 26th, 2022

State Competition

Location: Virtual

April 23-26, 2022

ICDC - Atlanta, Georgia

Information Available Winter 2022