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Welcome! Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is proud to host the New York State Region #10 High School DECA Competition on December 16, 2021.

DECA students will present their business plans to local business leaders who will serve as the competition’s judges. A variety of subjects will be at the center of each business plan including accounting applications, business finance, marketing management, and retail merchandising to name a few.

DECA students and advisors will arrive on campus by 8:30 a.m. and students will break off into individual and group role-plays to present their plans. When not competing students will attend a workshop featuring a special guest speaker and learn about the many entrepreneurship activities available on the RIT campus.

Winners of the Region 10 High School DECA Competition will be recognized at the awards ceremony in the Gordon Field House at 12:30 p.m. Winners will advance onto the New York State Career Conference in March 2022. The State Career Conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center from March 9-11, 2022. 

To learn more and to access resources for your DECA chapter, please visit our DECA partnership page.

DECA Regional Competition Agenda: December 16, 2021

Tentative Schedule:




7:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Buses begin to drop-off

D Lot - in front of Gordon Field House. Enter from Second Floor

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Information Tables

Gordon Field House

8:15 AM

Introduction Announcements

Gordon Field House Stage

8:30 AM - 12:15PM


Gordon Field House Rear

10:00 AM

RIT Dining Location Opens for Lunch


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Programming Session 1

Ingle Auditorium, SAU

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Programming Session 2

Ingle Auditorium, SAU

12:15 PM

Competition Ends

Gordon Field House Rear

12:15 PM

RIT Dining Location Closes for Lunch


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Award Ceremony Begins

Gordon Field House Stage

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Buses arrive for pickup

D Lot – in front of Gordon Field House

4 Things To-Do During the Region 10 DECA Competition

  1. Visit Saunders College of Business in the entryway of the Gordon Field House for a chance to win an Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset.
  2. Students can use the bleachers inside the Gordon Field House as well as the pool deck in the Gordon Field House, in between competition times, the educational presentations, and lunch.
  3. Make your way over to Gracies for an all-you-can-eat buffet!
  4. Check out our Saunders Events Calendar and plan your next visit to Saunders College of Business at RIT.
Gabrielle Harrington
Gordon Field House
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 7:45am to 1:30pm
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