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WI DECA Chapter Management Guide

We're so glad you're interested in bringing a DECA chapter to your school! In Wisconsin, there are Middle School chapters, High School chapters, and the Collegiate division of WI DECA. See our annual Chapter Management Guide for all info regarding WI DECA.

download the chapter management guide

Start a High School DECA Chapter

How do you bring a DECA chapter to your high school? First, check out the WI DECA Bylaws to make sure that your chapter meets the requirements of 10 members and 1 advisor.

1. Register Your Chapter

Next you'll need to register your chapter on the DECA.org portal linked below. Just click on "Start A Chapter" and create a username and password.

register your chapter

2. Find Your Members and Have Your 1st Meeting!

Get students, staff, and your community excited about DECA! Share why DECA matters to you and how it can impact the lives of students.

3. Register Your Members

Every year, each chapter needs to register their members through the DECA.org online membership portal and pay dues. Dues for DECA Inc. are $8 per person and WI DECA dues are an additional $8 per person for a total of $16 per member.

register your members

4. Lead and Attend Events!

Now that you have your chapter, you can host community service events, compete, and attend leadership conferences!

see our events calendar

Start a Middle School DECA Chapter

The Wisconsin DECA Middle School program mimics that of a high school chapter learning business, entrepreneurial, and marketing skills.  High school DECA members interact and mentor middle school DECA members with community service events and with participating in competitive events.

Competitive events include business situation role-plays and quizzes that are strategically aligned to the middle school Wisconsin Standards for Marketing, Management, and Entrepreneurship education.  The Wisconsin DECA Middle School program will jump-start learning real world leadership skills and truly elevate future success in the high school DECA program and beyond!

register your chapter

Start a Collegiate DECA Chapter

Want to bring a chapter to your college or university? Learn more about

Collegiate WI DECA home

More resources on how to bring a chapter to your college or university can be found on the DECA.org website:

national deca collegiate home

Have questions? We'd love to hear from you.