How to Start a Chapter

Welcome Wayne State University as one of our newest chapters.

Listed below are steps to become a Michigan Collegiate DECA chartered chapter.


  1. Find out school requirements to start a student organization.  Often part of student life center, campus life or activities office.  They may require you to draft a constitution (see sample as an editable word document).
  2. Contact the state Collegiate DECA office to start process and get membership portal established.
  3. Find a school approved advisor.  This is a requirement for establishing a chapter within the state of Michigan as well as for national conference travel.  Requirements are minimal - Enter dues, oversee funds, act as a liason between school and chapter, and travel with student to state and international career development conferences.  Provide advice as needed.
  4. Recruit students and hold an informational meeting.  A state officer or the state Executive Director is available to attend in support of your chapter.


For more information contact, Tyler Wilcox or Tanya Blehm.

Welcome Lawernce Technological University as one of our newest chapters.