DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with more than 5,000 members in over 300 colleges and universities worldwide. DECA’s purpose and mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through competitions, experiential learning and project based activities that require solutions with practical outcomes.
Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.
Prior high school DECA experience is a plus but not a pre-requisite to join at Cleary University.
DECA prepares college emerging leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the world for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Its collegiate competitive events program allows students to test their experience, skills and knowledge while representing their university. They compete for top international honors in one of 25 different categories. Business and industrial leaders serve as judges for the competition.
The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Cleary University was started in 2020. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life. Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.
Students who demonstrate leadership skills and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are nominated to join by Cleary University and receive honorary distinctions with NSLS. Upon nomination, students who would like to pursue membership must complete and attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings to be fully initiated in NSLS.
Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.
We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2022, we had 190 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.
All students attempting to form a new university recognized student organization will work with the Office of Student Life and go through the activation (formation) process.