Collegiate DECA is a national organization for college students preparing for a variety of career areas, with specific emphasis on the areas of marketing, management, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Its local chapters and state/provincial associations are a division of National DECA, Inc. Collegiate DECA previously named Delta Epsilon Chi is currently active throughout the U.S. and Canada. Activities promoted by Collegiate DECA integrate with and enhance the student's college curriculum. In addition, the organization's close ties with the business community provide both opportunities for members and an appreciation of the free enterprise system.
Collegiate DECA membership is an essential resource for the future professionals that will benefit from marketing, management, and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.
Collegiate DECA was founded in the State of Mississippi in 1947 at Meridian. "Mississippi Collegiate DECA has a membership over 400 members from 19 chapters throughout the state." As an integral part of marketing education, Collegiate DECA enhances the education of Students with interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. To help its members develop key skill and competencies,Collegiate DECA promotes competency based competitive marketing events, and achievement/recognition activities on local, state and national levels.