Let’s Talk About Pennsylvania DECA

Every day, more than 4,700 students in over 80 chapters aspire to become the next generation of leaders in a global economy. Through active membership in Pennsylvania DECA, students prepare for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Valuing teamwork, integrity, and a desire to thrive on success, students participate in more than 50 competency-based competitive events, scholarships, educational conferences, campaigns, initiatives, and school-based enterprises. Educational experience gained inside the classroom is applied to real-world business problems amplified by passionate students working towards a positive future.

The DECA Pillars

Pennsylvania DECA prepares the next generation of leaders to become

Academically Prepared
Pennsylvania DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.

Community Oriented
Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.

Professionally Responsible
Pennsylvania DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.

Experienced Leaders
Pennsylvania DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.

Results That Show


DECA members that plan to further their studies in marketing, finance, hospitality and business management or become entrepreneurs.


DECA members that report an A or B average.


DECA members who are obtaining career experience through employment.


DECA members who are very interested in starting their own business.