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Give and Grow Promotion

OUCU donated $12,118 to six local charities, as directed by members who joined and opened accounts. Charities involved were the Athens County Humane Society, Athens County Food Pantry, Big Brother Big Sisters of Athens, Harry B. Crewson Scholarship, Good Works and Passion Works. Thank you for helping us surpass our $10,000 goal and for helping us live our People Helping People philosophy!

Homecoming Fun

Week of October 5 - 9 - Enter to win a handy stadium seat with a fleece blanket to keep toasty at those chilly games. 20 members will win!

Friday, October 9 - Enjoy our special frosted football cookies (thanks to OU bakers!), plus Coach Solich will be at our Shafer office at 11 a.m. to pull some winning names.

Saturday, October 10 - Going to the homecoming parade? Look for the OUCU float and parade walkers handing out candy and OUCU sunglasses. Then go to the game and watch OHIO beat Miami!

International Credit Union Week - October 12-16

International Credit Union Day
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stop by for doughnut holes and hot apple cider and pick up a small token of appreciation while supplies last!

Bobcat Saving Club Coloring Contest

Have your little Picasso color our ICU Day coloring page and we'll put their artwork on display at our East State St. and Shafer St. branches. On top of that, we'll pick our favorite pieces from the 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 age groups and award them with a $25 deposit into their savings account and publish their artwork in our next eNewsletter!

Facebook and Twitter

Our social media pages will be buzzing! We'll have plenty of exciting posts with information relating to ICU Week and what it means to experience the credit union difference!
Use #ICUDay to experience and join the worldwide conversation about how credit unions are working to serve their members and how they're celebrating ICU Day.

Every year, credit unions across the world come together during International Credit Union Week to celebrate the credit union difference and the positive impact that credit unions have on the 200 million+ members they serve. Credit unions serve over 100 million credit union members across the United States, with over 26,000 of those being members of the Ohio University Credit Union!
This year's theme for the week is "People Helping People" We'll be joining credit unions from over 100 countries worldwide in celebrating International Credit Union Week from October 12th-16th.
This cooperative spirit has led to life-changing opportunities for people all over the world who’ve wanted to start a small business, own a home or continue their education but were denied access to other financial institutions. In many parts of the world, people’s first taste of democracy is through their credit union, where “one member, one vote” is the governing structure.

At its most basic level, a credit union is people pooling their money to provide each other with affordable loans—it is literally people helping people. This is why Ohio University Credit Unin celebrates ICU Day. Because credit unions empower people, wherever they are in the world or life, to take control of their financial future.

 OUCU Annual Meat Raffle

Our annual meat raffle has ended. Stay tuned for the names of our 17 winners!

OUCU Visa Debit Rewards & Visa Platinum Rewards members:

It's time for the Credit Union Magic Minute Promotion


You MUST register at curewards.com and use your OUCU debit or credit rewards card at least three times a week for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Chicago and a 60-second shopping spree in a CURewards warehouse filled with merchandise. Promotion runs from August 3 - October 25, 2015.

OUCU member Richard Hazler was one of six winners last year! He ran through the warehouse, scooped up $4,300 worth of merchandise AND won Superbowl tickets in a random drawing at the event! See more information at the bottom of this page.

CU Magic Minute rules

Warm Up Athens County Coat Drive

We're collecting new and gently used children's and adult winter coats through October 18, 2015.
There are collection boxes at our E. State St. and Shafer St. locations.

Athens County Job and Family Services is partnering with Athens County Children Services for the first ever Warm Up Athens County Coat Drive. All sizes are needed. Thanks to Ambassador Laundries for volunteering to clean all the coats. 

It's a good time to clean out your closets!

Pay Your Bills Online with OUCU and You Could Win up to $2,500!

From October through December 2015, each bill you pay online will automatically enter you to win the total of your bills paid online from Oct through Dec -- up to $2,500!

Paying your bills online is fast, easy and secure. Log into your account and select 'Bill Pay' from the 'All Services' tab.

Pay anyone from your electric company to your babysitter.

One OUCU member won a grand prize of $1,000 earlier this year!

Official rules


CATS Line Voice Response Important Notice

 After December 31, 2015, our CATS Line voice response service will no longer be available. Our service provider is only able to support this service through the end of the year.

There are still great options to access your OUCU account information:

  • Updated online banking service – Check balances, transfer funds and more, anytime day or night.
  • Mobile banking – Access our online banking services conveniently from your mobile device.
  • CU Alerts – Receive text and email account messages about balances, transactions, payments due and more.
  • eBranch – Talk to our helpful staff anytime during business hours.

If you need assistance getting started with any of our online or mobile services, please call us at 1(800) 562-8420 or (740) 597-2800 or stop by either branch. We’d be happy to help!


OUCU Credit Cardholders

When accessing your credit card information online, you may find you need to upgrade your internet web browser. Your security is our top priority, and OUCU is following industry standards and disabling the use of SSL 3.0. What this means to you is that if you used older web browsers such as Internet Explorer 6.0 or earlier, you will need to update to a newer browser.

You can download the latest versions of various web browsers by following the links below, or you may seek professional assistance if necessary.

Internet Explorer
Google Chrome


OUCU Member wins $1,000 Bill Pay Sweepstakes Grand Prize!

A member for over 20 years, Lucy Behm was the lucky $1,000 grand prize winner during the spring Bill Pay sweepstakes promotion!

All members who utilized our Bill Pay system this spring were automatically entered into the sweepstakes along with members of other credit unions around the country, and we were thrilled to find out that Lucy was the grand prize winner! Lucy paid us a visit here at OUCU and was presented with her winnings, which she then used to take her great-grandchildren on an exciting vacation to Myrtle Beach!

She also wanted to mention to us that she "has not had one problem here" and stated, "I have been very pleased with the service here." Thank you for being one of our great longtime members, Lucy, and congratulations!

OUCU member wins Credit Union Magic Minute!

OUCU member Richard Hazler was one of six members nationwide who won a trip to Chicago to participate in the Credit Union Magic Minute rewards warehouse dash! Watch him speed through the warehouse aisles stocked with great products! Richard and his partner Jolynn Carney grabbed over $4,300 worth of items including TVs, an iPad Air, a MacBook Air, a Playstation 4, the Wave Music System, a juicer and more!

The sweepstakes was open to all PSCU Member-Owner Credit Unions that were enrolled in the company’s CURewards® loyalty programs. PSCU is OUCU’s partner for credit card processing. To enter the sweepstakes, members of enrolled credit unions registered their contact information on PSCU’s CURewards website and used their credit or debit cards in at least 3 purchases between Aug. 4 & Oct. 26 to enter into 6 weekly drawings that took place from Aug. 17 to Oct. 26. 

View his Magic Minute warehouse dash HERE

Have you heard of....CU Family Pass?!

What is the CU Family Pass?

It's a pass to fun and savings - it's free and it's only for OUCU members! The CU Family Pass comes with a business size card and two key tags. When you show your pass at member businesses, you'll receive their latest family pass offer.

What types of offers do you get with the Family Pass?

On our CU Family Pass website we will have highlighted monthly offers from both member businesses and entertainment venues around the region. Our CU Shop Local Directory features ongoing promotions from our member businesses - everything from restaurants to home improvement to a Myrtle Beach condo! It's our way of helping connect our members to our member businesses.Visit our special site cufamilypass.org

Want to get your free pass?

Complete the online enrollment form and we'll mail the pass to you. Then visit our family pass website for the latest specials!

Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

OUCU has partnered with GM and Invest in America to help collect old cell phones.

The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone -- the money is used to purchase prepaid calling cards which are sent to troops.

Cell phone donations are accepted at both OUCU branches. You can even donate phones that are no longer in working condition -- they will be dismantled and recycled to reclaim some materials.

For more information contact marketing@oucu.org