Introducing one of Butler Community College's most vibrant and involved student organizations: Collegiate DECA. Collegiate DECA is a student organization, a "business club" open to any Butler student interested in learning more about business. It is an international organization that develops and enhances the leadership abilities of college students through competition in a variety of business related fields. These include e-commerce, financial services, hospitality, sales/marketing, and many more. Students are tested of their knowledge in a particular field, and are recognized for their accomplishments through competition.
On top of traveling to compete with colleges from around the nation, the organization also strives to maintain strong community involvement, provide social settings for its members, and engage in fundraising events.
Activities promoted by Collegiate DECA enhance the student's college curriculum. In addition, the organization's ties with the business community provide both opportunities for members and an appreciation of the free enterprise system. Also, community business's can get to know the future talent pool better and even have a say in setting the chapter's direction. The chapter of Collegiate DECA at Butler Community College hopes to continue and extend a close relationship with the businesses of this and other surrounding communities.
At Butler, the Collegiate DECA experience becomes a "learning laboratory" where students develop leadership skills through chapter officer positions, participate in activities where they can make a difference in their community, and apply their classroom knowledge of business to real world situations.
Visit the Collegiate DECA national website for more information.