Northeast Mississippi Community College
Hospitality Management Chapter of
ARTICLE I - NAME
The official name of this association
shall be Northeast Mississippi Community College Hospitality Management
Chapter of Collegiate DECA.
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in
marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
Comprehensive Learning Program:
Integrates into Classroom Instruction
component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic,
experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and
DECA members put
their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities
that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
Connects to Business
business at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic
insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.
As in the global
economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve
DECA prepares the
next generation to be:
DECA members are
ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of
benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members
continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
DECA members are
poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
DECA members are
empowers through experience to provide effective leadership through goal
setting, consensus building and project implementation.
Attributes and Values:
Innovation, Integrity, Teamwork.
ARTICLE III - ORGANIZATION
Section 1: The Northeast
Mississippi Community College Hospitality Management Chapter of
Collegiate DECA is a chartered member of Mississippi Collegiate DECA,
and is composed of all students at Northeast Mississippi Community
College majoring in Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology, Culinary
Arts Technology/Certificate, and non-majors. Non-majors are any other
Northeast Mississippi Community College student(s) who wishes to
Section 2: The administration of
the chapter is vested in the Chapter Executive Council which shall be
composed of the chapter officers and lead advisor. Executive Committee
Officers shall be elected for a term of one year.
ARTICLE IV - MEMBERSHIP
These shall be students enrolled at Northeast Mississippi Community
College. An active member must pay dues established by this association
and will be eligible to hold chapter and/or state office; participate in
chapter, state or international competitive events program; and if
chosen, serve as a voting delegate and represent the chapter in state
and Collegiate DECA affairs.
These persons may be associated with or participating in the
professional development of Collegiate DECA and the associated majors as
approved by the association. Such members may include teacher -
coordinators, employers and/or training station sponsors of students,
advisory - craft committee members and others willing to contribute to
the growth and development of our active members. Professional members
must pay dues as established by the association, but will be ineligible
to serve as a voting delegate, hold office, or otherwise represent the
These persons must have been former members of a Collegiate DECA (Delta
Epsilon Chi – DECA) chapter and must be concerned with the growth and
development of Northeast Collegiate DECA. Alumni members will pay
dues as established by the association.
Honorary Life Members-
These shall be leaders in the field of education, in business, or in
government and must be approved by the Chapter Executive Committee.
ARTICLE V – VOTING
The Chapter shall elect voting delegates
who shall represent the chapter at the State Leadership Conference.
ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS
The Chapter Executive Council shall be
empowered to call special meetings in addition to the regularly
ARTICLE VII - OFFICERS
Section 1: The officers
(Executive Committee) of the organization shall be:
President – Hospitality Management
President – Non-Major
Section 2: Officers shall be
elected during the fall semester of each academic year, except for the
President which shall be elected during the spring semester of the
previous year after the International Conference.
Section 3: The Vice Presidents
shall be elected by the individuals in the majors they represent.
Section 4: Officers shall serve a
term of one year.
Section 5: Voting shall be done
by secret ballot.
Section 6: Officers shall follow
guidelines listed in A Guide for DECA Officers Handbook and
attend all meetings. Those officers who the Executive Council feels are
not fulfilling their duties will be brought before the chapter for
impeachment, which shall require a 2/3 majority vote of chapter members.
Section 7: The chapter President
may appoint assistant and/or temporary officers, to fulfill the duties
if the officer is unable to fulfill all their duties for an acceptable
reason and may appoint committees.
ARTICLE VIII - COMMITTEES
The standing committees of the
association shall be: Social, Fundraising, Community Service, and Public
ARTICLE IX - DUES
Section 1: State dues shall be
determined at the State Leadership Conference for the school year which
follows ($10.00) and shall be payable by the designated due date. The
amount which has been set by the Board of Directors of DECA, Inc. as
international dues ($10.00) shall be added to this amount and an
additional assessment of $5.00 shall be made for local dues. Total Dues
Section 2: The membership year
shall be July 1 to June 30.
ARTICLE X - EMBLEMS AND COLORS
The emblem will be
the same as the International Collegiate DECA emblem. The colors
shall be the same as International Collegiate DECA (Blue).
The official color of DECA is blue. PMS
287 CCMYK (100, 68, 0, 12) RGB (0, 83, 155) WEB RGB (00, 53, 98) When
blue ink is not available, black may be substituted. The logo may be
printed in reverse on the official DECA blue or black when blue ink is
The DECA logo uses the Gotham font
family. The typeface for DECA is Gotham Bold.
ARTCLE XI – AMENDMENTS
The constitution may be amended by a
two-thirds vote of the authorized delegates at any regular or special
ARTICLE XII – AUDITS
The accounts of the association may be
audited at any time by any member, as long as notice has been given in
order for all materials to be collected.
ARTICLE XIII -
Section 1: Such rules,
regulations, and by-laws as are deemed necessary for proper conduct of
this organization shall be adopted.
Section 2: No rules, regulations,
or by-laws shall be adopted which are contrary to the Mississippi
Collegiate DECA Constitution.
Section 3: In all meetings,
“Roberts Rules of Order, Revised” shall serve as standard procedures