Start a new chapter

Coming Soon – A step-by-step guide to help you bring DECA to your school.

Professional Development

DECA offers training, resources, information sharing and networking opportunities to advisors. 

Member Registration

Member registration is completed and dues are paid through DECA Inc. Review the Membership Registration Procedures.

State Charity

Learn about how your Chapter can support the The Alzhiemer’s  Association.


Instant access to your New York DECA resources and documents.


Each day, thousands of teachers across the globe and over 200 throughout New York use DECA in their classrooms, instructional design, and educational programming. DECA Advisors can gain access to decades of experience and expertise through our DECA Chapter Support Center. 

Starting a new DECA chapter at your high school will be one of the best decisions you ever make! As you begin this process, remember that the DECA staff is here to assist you! 

Matt Arnette
Membership Manager
[email protected]
703.860.5000 ext. 243



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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. This year, New York DECA has selected National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as our state charity organization. 

Please contact Abishek Ravindran for more information. We can all help prevent suicide.

Abishek Ravindran 
[email protected]

Thank you for your support of this worthwhile charity!

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention for all, including innovative public messaging, best practices in mental health, and groundbreaking partnerships. 

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Vibrant Emotional Health launched the Lifeline on January 1, 2005. Vibrant Emotional Health, the administrator of the grant, works with its partners, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), National Council for Behavioral Health, and others, to manage the project, along with Living Works, Inc., an internationally respected organization specializing in suicide intervention skills training. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is independently evaluated by a federally-funded investigation team from Columbia University’s Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. The Lifeline receives ongoing consultation and guidance from national suicide prevention experts, consumer advocates, and other stakeholders through the Lifeline’s Steering Committee, Consumer/Survivor Committee, and Standards, Training and Practices Committee.