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Welcome DECA Members

Welcome! Saunders College of Business supports everything that you and your club members are learning about in DECA, including business, entrepreneurship, hospitality, marketing and much more.

Since 2011, Saunders has been proud sponsors of DECA. Our partnership has taken off ever since. We continue to find more ways to support DECA as we grow together, including establishing more initiatives at the regional level. Below are a few examples. We would love to hear from you about how we can support your academic business activities.

We invite you to take advantage of the student resources and we hope to see you on campus one day. Until then we invite you to visit us online and explore our Saunders College view book, undergraduate programs, co-op opportunities and student success stories so you can discover all that Saunders can offer.

DECA Teachers & Advisors

Saunders College of Business is excited to support DECA advisors. Please consider making use of these teachers and advisors resources that we can offer to support you and your DECA students.

Hosting the DECA Region 10 Conference at RIT

For our first time, on January 4, 2017 Saunders College hosted the Region 10 DECA Competition. We hosted over 600 participants, family members and volunteers. Please visit our Region 10 DECA Conference page to see the details about the day including maps, lunch options and directions. We look forward to hosting the Region 10 conference in 2018!

Saunders DECA Regional Challenge

Starting in 2015, Saunders College launched its first regional Saunders DECA Challenge to region 10 DECA chapters. The Challenge was created to provide DECA Chapters the ability to compete for cash prizes to support their travel needs and costs for purchasing DECA Jackets.
This year we are expanding the Challenge to all DECA Chapters in New York State. Please see Saunders DECA Regional Challenge, for more details on how to participate and on cash prizes.

Attending DECA National Conferences

We look forward to attending the following DECA conferences as exhibitors and as volunteer judges. Stop by our booth to say hello to our representatives, learn more about Saunders College programs, and signup to be entered for an Amazon Echo giveaway.

The Ultimate DECA Power Trip: Fall 2018

DECA International Career Development Conference: Spring 2019

Collegiate DECA Chapter

Since the beginning of our DECA partnership, there has been growing interest in starting a DECA Collegiate Chapter, which was established in the fall of 2015. Now in its second year, Saunders College DECA members are planning to participate in their first DECA competition. Interest continues to grow, and the club offers members like yourself a very familiar platform to continue your participation and experience DECA benefits long beyond your high school graduation. See the Saunders Clubs webpages for more details on the DECA Collegiate Chapter at Saunders and other student clubs.

Partner Programs