Membership Information

  1. Membership rosters are due to DECA Inc. by October 31, via the online system.
  2. State and National membership fees total $17.00 ($9.00 State, $8.00 National) per person. The state fee includes accident insurance for each member.
  3. All chapters must have at least one (1) advisor and ten (10) student members or have 100% enrollment of all marketing education students.
  4. All chapter advisors must pay membership fees.
  5. DECA Inc. will accept purchase orders for membership, but membership items will not be sent until payment has been received.
  6. When the roster has been submitted, it may be used as an invoice for the purchase order or payment.
  7. Once a roster has been submitted to DECA Inc., the chapter is responsible for payment for the number of members submitted (the amount due on the roster).
  8. Student members must be an enrollee or a completer of a Marketing, Management, Finance, Hospitality or Entrepreneurship class.
  9. Once submitted, State and National membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  10. All conference participants must be paid members of DECA. Students must be submitted on your DECA membership roster at least one (1) week prior to their respective district conference. Non-members will be allowed to compete, but may have to pay a $5.00 fee in addition to the membership fee.
  11. If an individual registered for a conference drops out of the class prior to the conference for which they are registered, or does not attend the conference, they are still required to pay the membership fees, and if necessary, the above penalty.
  12. DECA members are best prepared when enrolled in a state-approved marketing program. Schools that do not have a state-approved marketing program, will have to annually complete Michigan DECA’s State Non-Approved Program Status Reporting Form.