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DECA Officer Application

Join the DECA State Executive Council

Congratulations on considering candidacy for the Oklahoma DECA State Executive Council. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills and professionalism essential for a successful career. Please strongly consider running for state office only if you are very organized, motivated, and eager to work as a team, show initiative and exhibit high moral and ethical standards. Be ready to make DECA your first priority and be willing to present a favorable image on behalf of our organization

Oklahoma DECA seeks qualified candidates for the State Officer Executive Council.  If you wish to improve on the in the areas of social maturity, communication, initiative, integrity, enthusiasm, and teamwork, you may be state officer material! DECA Officer Packet

Are Your Eligible to Run for Office?

To be eligible for office, you must be currently enrolled in a Marketing related class and be in good standing with the Local, State and International DECA organization.  Candidates must currently be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior DECA member with a scholastic average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 basis) for each previous three completed semesters of school prior to the Oklahoma DECA Career Development Conference.  School registrar or counselor must certify grades and affix the school seal or registrar's stamp on the Nomination form.  You are required to attend the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) and CareerTech University (CTU).

Definition and Roles

Officers of the Oklahoma Association of DECA are collectively known as the “State Executive Council” and will consist of the following offices: President, and the Regional Vice-Presidents from each state region of Oklahoma DECA. Officers of Oklahoma DECA shall be elected at each annual Oklahoma DECA Career Development Conference and shall continue in office until the close of the next annual conference. Each of the Regional Vice-Presidents will be assigned a secondary set of duties along with their Vice-President’s role to aid in the facilitation of meetings. 


State officers must comply with policies and procedures as established by Oklahoma DECA.  Specifically, state officers shall:

  • Attend all meetings as scheduled.
  • Provide guidance, leadership, and inspiration to all members.
  • Represent the views of the membership, not those of the individual officer.
  • Maintain correspondence with typed, proper style communications.
  • Wear the organization's official blazer when representing DECA.
  • Fulfill their responsibilities, but shall not let them interfere with continuing their education.
  • Refrain from serving on state, district, or chapter nominating committees; endorsing potential candidates; being involved in any sort of campaign activities; or serving as a voting delegate.
  • Notify the state advisor or designee and the division of Business, Marketing, & Information Technology Education immediately of circumstances that prevent carrying out an assignment.
  • Be reimbursed for expenses incurred while performing approved services for the Association.
  • Be available to represent the organization as requested and approved by the state advisor or designee and the division of Business, Marketing & Information Technology Education.
  • Abide by the State Executive Council Code of Ethics as established by Oklahoma DECA.


Deadline for the application to be received in the Oklahoma DECA Office is Wednesday, January 12, 2018. Candidates who meet the guidelines for the State Action Team will be invited to interview from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 25, 2018, at the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech in Stillwater. During the CDC, DECA members who are running for state office may setup a campaign booth in the exhibit area. The campaign booth must be setup prior to 8:00 a.m. on February 13, 2018 and must be dismantled at 5:00 p.m. All campaigning must conclude by 8:00 a.m. on February 14, 2018. In addition, State Action Team candidates will be expected to deliver a 3-5 minute speech at the beginning of the Second General Session/Business Meeting on February 14, 2018.

DECA Officer Packet

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