What is DECA U?

Starting in the United States, DECA has made its name internationally as non-profit organization with more than 200,000 members. DECA provides delegates with the opportunity network with business professionals develop professional skills and mature as a business student.

Every year, DECA U Ontario hosts the Provincials Conference, which has become the largest undergraduate conference in Canada. Universities and colleges from all across Ontario gather together square off against each other in many different categories.

Many of the delegates that attend and take part in DECA are future entrepreneurs, marketers, and leaders. As a result, you will find a number of companies and their representative at every DECA U event.

What is Provincials?

Provincials is an annual 3-day undergraduate conference packed with competition, networking opportunities, and connections with thousands of other post-secondary students from 21 other universities across the province. With a broad range of competition categories from marketing to finance to consulting, there will be something that will fit everyone’s interests.

The much celebrated conference, which takes place every January at the Sheraton Hotel, leaves delegates with unforgettable experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime.

What is Chapter Invitational?

A Chapter Invitational is an independent DECA conference held by individual schools (ie. Waterloo, Queen’s, Ryerson), which are not tied to Provincials. They are held throughout the year, and students from other universities are welcome to attend. Registration details for these invitationals will be provided as we approach conference dates.

How can I be involved with DECA UTSC?

Every year DECA UTSC hosts a number of events such as competitions, workshops, and social events. These functions are meant to give students a fun and enriching experience, while regularly providing intensive professional development. If you want to develop your soft skills and professional skills, and meet new people, join us at our events as they are catered towards YOU!

Sign up to be a DECA U member to receive discounted prices to our events and exclusive perks!

Also note that DECA U Membership is mandatory in order to be eligible to attend Provincials. Sign up for membership starts September and lasts until October. Visit us at our booth or online to register for membership. Information regarding booth hours will be posted on our Facebook page.

Do I have to be a business student to join?

Absolutely not! DECA is open to all disciplines, whether it’s business, sciences, arts, humanities – we support students from any program you can name. Whether you want to sign-up to be a member, or even join our Associate program, we welcome you with open arms!


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