World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness DayHelp Build Strong Support for Our Elders! Wear purple and join us for an educational and fun event with refreshments, prizes and giveaways!

Registration not required

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The Market on State
1002 E. State Street
Athens, OH
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. How to Spot Scams - Eva Bloom, Ohio University Credit Union Education Specialist, will share how to keep you and your loved ones safe, plus learn how to spot the most common scams affecting older adults.

10:30 a.m. Refreshments

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Bingo!

Athens NEWS Best of Athens Winner 2 Years in a Row!

Athens NEWS Best of AthensThank you for your support once again in the Athens NEWS Best of Athens Awards. For a second year, OUCU was voted:

It is our pleasure to serve our members and our community, helping you achieve your financial goals and make the most of your money.


Deardorff, Jeffers and Reeves Elected to the Board of Directors

Karen Deardorff, Warren Jeffers and Barbara Reeves have been elected to the Ohio University Credit Union Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term.

Karen Deardorff

Karen Deardorff

Warren Jeffers

Warren Jeffers

Barbara Reeves

Barbara Reeves


Deardorff has been a credit union member for over 30 years, with three years of service on the board. Currently she is serving as board secretary and previously served on the nominating committee. Deardorff is an Associate Lecturer and Internship Coordinator in the Ohio University School of Communication Studies and is Associate Director Emerita of the Cutler Scholars Program.

An OUCU member for 10 years, Jeffers is retired from American Electric Power. He currently serves on the Athens County Regional Planning Commission and The Plains and Nelsonville Improvement Committee. He has been a member of Lions International for over 45 years.

Reeves has been an OUCU member for almost 50 years. She is Associate Provost and Associate Professor Emerita of Ohio University.  Reeves has served on the credit union board for over 10 years and on the CUSO board for five years. 

The board of directors also elected its executive officers for 2021. They are Chuck Culp, chairperson; Thom Luce, vice chairperson; Bob Courtney, treasurer, and Karen Deardorff, secretary.

Harry B. Crewson Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2021 Harry B. Crewson Scholarship. Each has been awarded $3,000 toward their undergraduate education at Ohio University. 


Drew Harris

Drew Harris
Alexander High School

Emily Scott

Emily Scott
Alexander High School

Jayanna Smith

Jayanna Smith
Trimble High School




Southeast Ohio COVID Recovery Fund - Investment and Donation Opportunity!

Now Open to Community

It’s no secret that the pandemic has hurt our economy in Southeast Ohio. Successful small businesses, the backbone of our rural communities, are working hard to weather this COVID-19 economic climate. Even businesses who took advantage of previous small business loan programs and grants are at risk falling short heading into winter.

In Southeast Ohio, we care about our friends, our neighbors and our community. That’s why the COVID Recovery Loan Fund was created – to connect small businesses in need with funds to help them through this crisis.

The COVID Recovery Loan Fund is now seeking investment and donations from members of our community to provide 0% loans to small local businesses to help bridge emergency cash flow gaps, especially through the winter months.

Read more about this fund, who is coordinating the effort and how you can contribute support for our local economy.



Ohio University Credit Union Expands Membership

Now Open to CommunityOUCU announced today it has received approval of its membership charter expansion by the State of Ohio. The approval means OUCU can now serve those who live, work, worship or attend school in the following counties: Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington County. 

“We’re excited about this opportunity to serve more of Southern Ohio,” stated OUCU CEO Cory Corrigan. “Athens and its contiguous counties share many of the same challenges, so we’re glad to bring low cost loans, valuable services and cutting-edge technology to a larger community. For 65 years, our goal has been to connect people to the financial tools to help them make the most of their money. We’ve always been about ‘People Helping People.”

Read more in our Charter Expansion News Release.




OUCU Provides $20,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants


Thanks to our partnership with the Ohio Credit Union Foundation, OUCU has provided $20,000 in financial assistance grants to 40 member households that have lost income due to COVID-19. Each household received $500 for groceries, utilities, or rent. The majority of households requested grocery or utility assistance, while nine households requested rent assistance.

The program was announced on Monday, June 15 and reached capacity in a matter of hours. 

A grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation of $10,000 and a match of $10,000 from OUCU made this program possible. 

OUCU is committed to supporting our community during this difficult time. This includes the adoption of a number of new policies aimed at easing the financial challenges members face. Those experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to contact Member Services at (740) 597-2800 or to discuss available options.  The latest news and announcements related to the impacts of COVID-19 can be found here

We’re proud to be part of the credit union movement where “people helping people” is something we do every day. We’re here for our members and our community. We’ll get through this together. 




  Ohio University Credit Union Achieves Exceptional Performance Designation

Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank and credit union rating firm, announced that Ohio University Credit Union, has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates OUCU excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 47 consecutive quarters, means Ohio University Credit Union has done so continuously since August 2008. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for Ohio University Credit Union as an “Exceptional Performance Credit Union”. This title is reserved for institutions that have earned Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years) or longer. 

OUCU is the only credit union in the area to be awarded a 5-Star rating.

“Embracing their ‘People Helping People’ core value,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “the nation’s credit unions are well-positioned to help local communities thrive. In fact,” she continued, “credit unions are local small businesses themselves, and their employees are members. Through shared experiences, they know exactly what other members need, and they have the means to help provide it. This has proven a winning combination for Ohio University Credit Union.”


  NEW! Quick Pay Loan Payment Service

Quick Pay Graphic

You can now make an OUCU loan payment inside or outside of online or mobile banking! 

Make a payment from your: 

•  OUCU account
•  account with another institution
•  selected credit or debit card
•  external transfers

Learn more or make a payment now




scam alert graphicFraudsters never give up and neither do we! Beware of phone calls that appear to be coming from the credit union. We will never call you and ask you for your card number, member number, SSN or PIN. Never give out personal information to someone who calls you.

If there is suspicious transaction on your credit or debit, you may need to verify a purchase with a yes or a no, but we will never ask for your card information. 

Read more about fraud prevention tools from OUCU.