The Earn Your Spot (EYS) program) was developed in the early years of UNLV DECA to motivate and empower the chapter membership. Points are calculated starting at the end of the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) and will carry over till the next membership year’s ICDC provided that members maintain a dues paying status. From EYS, members have the opportunity to earn various awards at the Chapter Award Ceremony (hosted at the end of the spring semester) as well as qualify for a graduation stole.
Breakdown of EYS Points
Below are all of the ways a member can increase their EYS points with a summary of how these points are awarded. For more details, please refer to our chapter Constitution.
Breakdown of Ranks
As you increase your EYS points, you’ll get a new title! Please see below for how different titles correlate to your EYS points.
At the Chapter Award Ceremony, members can qualify for 3 different awards from EYS (officers are excluded from these awards).
Most Active Member (MAM)
MAM is awarded to the member who has achieved the highest amount of EYS points by the Chapter Award Ceremony.
Honorable Mention is awarded to five members who have achieved the second highest rank by the Chapter Award Ceremony.
Community Service Award
The Community Service Award is rewarded to the member who achieved the highest amount of external community service hours for the membership year.
Members who have achieved at least the rank of Team Leader for a minimum of two years will receive a graduation stole at the Chapter Banquet of the member’s graduating year. An exception is made for first year UNLV DECA members graduating in the spring of the membership year will be allowed to be awarded a graduation stole if the graduating member receives Honorable Mention or MAM. Members will be notified by the officer team of when to apply for a graduation stole.
Community Service Award Recipients
Most Active Member (MAM) Recipients
Honorable Mention Recipients
2017 – 2018 Honorable Mention Recipients
2016 – 2017 Honorable Mention Recipients
2015 – 2016 Honorable Mention Recipients
2014 – 2015 Honorable Mention Recipients