Call For Nominations

Run for the Board of DirectorsAre you interested in having an impact on the lives of 26,000 OUCU members?

As a member of our financial cooperative, you have the opportunity to be on the OUCU Board of Directors. If elected, you'll represent thousands of your fellow members. As a volunteer director, you'll help determine and maintain the general direction and control of the credit union in their best interest.

Personal fulfilment, educational opportunities, and the satisfaction of supporting members’ financial well-being are just some of the benefits of becoming a volunteer board member.

If you're interested, complete this nomination packet or pick one up at any of our branches. Applications are due by January 6, 2023.

Board Nomination Packet


Holiday Music Celebration

holiday music celebrationEnjoy the sounds of the season with the Ohio University Communiversity Band under the direction of William Talley, director of bands. The Communiversity Band is comprised of Ohio University faculty, students, alumni, and community musicians from Athens and surrounding communities. The Athens Youth Chorus, directed by Melanie Horne, will also perform.

Sunday, December 11
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium
4 p.m

Special guest Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance! This concert is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


Are You Interested in Making a Difference at OUCU?


Due to the overwhelming amount of interest, we have closed the request for volunteers. Thank you for your support!

We're looking for member volunteers to serve on our Scholarship Committee.  

Committee Member Responsibilities  
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing all student applications and selecting the best overall based on the established scholarship criteria. The committee will meet approximately 2- 3 times during March to review application materials and determine scholarship recipients.



W. Union Office Closing

npsannouncementAs of Thursday, September 1st, the OUCU Financial branch on W. Union will no longer be open for member transactions. 

The ATM will remain open 24 hours a day.

Your account access remains of utmost importance to us. Data has shown that members appreciate more modern banking conveniences, such as virtual and mobile banking. As your needs change, we will continue to adapt to deliver the exceptional member service you deserve.

Please feel free to reach out to OUCU Financial if you have any questions or concerns.



New Member Experience Email Survey Program

npsannouncementAt OUCU Financial, your feedback helps us improve. 

We have partnered with award-winning Medallia, a credit union member loyalty experience platform that will invite members to take an email survey regarding their banking experience.

It should take less than five minutes to complete and the survey will provide us with valuable information and allow us to identify areas where we can better serve you. Our goal is to simply make your experience with us an even better one.

We look forward to receiving your input.



OUCU Voted Best Financial Institution

OUCU best financial institution

Thank you, members! 

For the 3rd year in a row, OUCU was voted Best Financial Institution by The Athens News Best of Athens awards.

It’s an honor to serve you; we work hard each and every day to earn your trust. We’re fortunate to live in such a supportive community.

We love our members!





Harry B. Crewson Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2022 Harry B. Crewson Scholarship! Each has been awarded $3,000 toward their undergraduate education at Ohio University. 

Megan Maxon, a graduate of Eastern High School and will be studying Business Management. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Maxon. Luke Davenport a graduate of Athens High School and will be studying engineering physics/electrical engineering. Parents are Monte and Rebecca Conrad Davenport. Olivia Kaiser, also an Athens High School graduate, plan to study Business Administration. Parents are Brook and Paul Kaiser. We wish them all the best!


Olivia Kaiser

Olivia Kaiser
Athens High School

Luke Davenport

Luke Davenport
Athens High School

Megan Maxon

Megan Maxon
Eastern High School



OUCU Higher Education Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2022 OUCU Higher Education Scholarship! Each has been awarded $2,000 toward an institution of higher education other than Ohio University.

Breah Barnhart, a graduate Athens High School, will attend Hocking College as a registered nursing major. Brea is the child of Stephanie Osborne and Jason Barnhart. Gavin Haning, an Athens High School graduate. He will study natural resource law enforcement at Hocking College. Gavin is the child of Wayne and Angie Haning. Ailis Hayden, also an Athens High School graduate, will study government at Hamilton College. Ailis is the child of Dave Hayden and Tresa Randall. We wish these outstanding students all the best in their future studies!

Olivia Kaiser

Breah Barnhart
Athens High School

Luke Davenport

Gavin Haning
Athens High School

Megan Maxon

Ailis Hayden
Athens High School



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. 


  OUCU Achieves Exceptional Performance Designation

Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank and credit union rating firm, announced that OUCU, 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 OUCU has done so continuously since August 2008. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for OUCU 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 OUCU.”


  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.