Collegiate DECA Recognition Awards Now Available

January 12, 2021

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to showcase the hard work and creativity your chapter has put into the unique past few months. Whether your chapter completed a virtual or in-person community service project, had a successful fundraiser or found a new way to recruit and organize members, DECA wants to recognize you. Reflect on your accomplishments this academic year by nominating your chapter and fellow members for Collegiate DECA's recognition awards!

Deadlines are fast approaching so review the guidelines below and submit your applications no later than February 15, 2021.

Collegiate Academic Honor Award

This award recognizes collegiate DECA members for their academic excellence, leadership and involvement in Collegiate DECA. To receive this award, students must be a Collegiate DECA Inc. member, have completed a minimum of 12 academic semester hours or the equivalent, with an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and participate in at least three of the areas listed under each of the three major categories (Collegiate DECA activities, leadership and community/school activities).

Collegiate DECA Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is designed to recognize Collegiate DECA chapters for civic activities and service performed in their communities. Students will submit each community service project as an article for with a minimum of 400 words.

Collegiate DECA Chapter Leadership Award

This award recognizes Collegiate DECA members for their leadership on their campus and with their chapter. Students nominated can be elected officers but it is not a requirement. Each campus may nominate up to two student members for this award.

In addition to association recognition, award recipients will be announced on DECA Direct and recognized during the 2021 International Career Development Conference. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to highlight your hard work!

Click here to learn more about Collegiate DECA’s Recognition Awards. If you have any questions about the awards or their requirements, please contact Rebecca Cox at


Rebecca Cox
Association Services Manager

As DECA’s association services manager, Rebecca manages the high quality and timely delivery of services at the association level and to support the chapter level for both high school and college divisions. Rebecca is the primary point of contact for chartered association advisors of both the high school and collegiate divisions. Rebecca also manages Chapter Campaigns and the DECA Mentoring Network and serves as the liaison for starting DECA chapters. Rebecca has worked for DECA since 2019.

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