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Even though our 2022 Career Development Conference is virtual, we still expect and encourage participants to adhere to the typical conference dress code. Whether participating from home or school this helps set the tone for a professional conference both on and off screen.

Dress code violations are a serious offense and create an unfair environment for students who have followed the dress code.

Conference participants not following the official dress code may be disqualified from competitive events if acceptable attire is not worn. It is the responsibility of the local chapter advisor to ensure that students comply with the rules established for proper dress.

For SCDC 2022, we will mirror the same dress code utilized for the International Career Development Conference. The only exception is that Kansas DECA does not require a DECA blazer for state-level competition.

Professional appearance is an important aspect of the overall preparation of DECA members for the business world. To that end, DECA supports a dress code for its career-based functions that exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism while being non-discriminatory between males and females.

Dress Code Requirements



(See page 36 of the 2022 DECA Guide)

  • Official DECA blazer (not required for state-level competition)

  • Dress slacks or dress skirt or business dress

  • Collared dress shirt and appropriate neckwear or dress blouse

  • Dress shoes

Inappropriate Attire During All Conference Activities

  • Skin-tight or revealing clothing

  • Midriff-baring clothing

  • Swimwear

  • Leggings or graphic designed hosiery/tights

  • Athletic clothing

  • Clothing with printing that is suggestive, obscene, or promotes illegal substances

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