DECA Members

Welcome DECA members! Saunders College of Business supports everything that you and your club members are learning about in DECA, including business, entrepreneurship, hospitality, marketing and much more.

Since 2011, Saunders has been a proud sponsor of DECA. We continue to find more ways to support DECA teachers and advisors at the national and regional levels. Below are a few examples. We would love to hear from you about how we can support your academic business activities.

We invite you to take advantage of the student resources and we hope to see you on campus one day. Until then, we invite you to visit us online and explore our undergraduate programs, co-op opportunities and student success stories so you can discover all that Saunders has to offer.

Inquire and Get FREE Saunders Gear

DECA students! Get a jump start on your college planning - inquire about business programs at Saunders College today! Not only will we send you FREE Saunders gear, but you will also receive valuable information about business programs to help you select the degree option that is right for you.

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$1,000 Saunders College DECA Scholarship

DECA high school students are encouraged to apply to Saunders and be considered for our $1,000 Saunders College DECA Scholarship. Students must be accepted into Saunders College of Business for consideration and include their DECA participation in their application details.

Apply online today!

Application Fee Waiver

DECA students may request an application fee waiver. Request waiver by email at This is only for applicants to undergraduate business programs at RIT. 

Email to request waiver

DECA Teachers & Advisors

Saunders College of Business is excited to support DECA advisors. Ask about our teacher and advisor resources to support you and your DECA students. Email us and we would be happy to send Saunders materials directly to you.

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Hosting the DECA Region 10 Conference at RIT

Since 2017, Saunders College has hosted the New York Region 10 DECA Competition. Each year we host over 600 participants, family members and volunteers.

Region 10 DECA Competition details 

Saunders DECA Regional Challenge

Attention NYS Region #10 teams! Ask about our Saunders DECA Challenge for region 10 DECA chapter competition teams. The Challenge was created to provide DECA Chapters the ability to compete for cash prizes to support their travel needs and costs for purchasing DECA Jackets.

DECA Region #10 Challenge Details

Attending DECA National Conferences

We look forward to attending DECA conferences as exhibitors and as volunteer judges. Stop by our booth to say hello to our representatives, learn more about Saunders College programs.

Collegiate DECA Chapter

Since the beginning of our DECA partnership, there has been growing interest in starting a DECA Collegiate Chapter, which was established in the fall of 2015.  Interest continues to grow, and the club offers members like yourself a very familiar platform to continue your participation and experience DECA benefits long beyond your high school graduation.

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