DEI Commitment

The Ohio Credit Union League aspires to be a catalyst for social equity and financial well-being for communities through credit unions. We will accomplish this by cultivating an inclusive and rewarding environment for our employees and by projecting inclusion and diversity as powerful forces driving collective Movement success.

What We Stand For

We embrace the profound meaning in the words diversity (any difference between people), equity (the fairness of outcomes), and inclusion (individuals’ feeling valued).

We support and promote the eight Credit Union Cooperative Principles including diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We hold the Movement to be a powerful force for a better society as it works to help all people, families, businesses, and communities achieve their dreams.

We accept responsibility for contributing to a League and Movement environment that represents and fosters the unique knowledge and talent of all backgrounds and perspectives.​

We consider diversity, equity, and inclusion to be a vital asset for business growth and success for the League, Ohio credit unions, and strategic partners.​

We demonstrate diversity, equity, and inclusion values through leadership, policies, practices, services, advocacy, and action. ​

What You Can Do

Explore ways to change behavior and conversation by learning more about your credit union and joining forces with Movement partners.

NCUA DEI Assessment Tool

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has a complimentary and confidential self-assessment tool to help credit unions identify DEI strengths and opportunities within its operating procedures and practices.

Take the Pledge

Help drive meaningful change and join a supportive community by taking the CU DEI Collective pledge alongside your credit union peers and Movement partners across the country.

Embrace the Eighth

Join other financial cooperatives as they collectively embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as the eighth Cooperative Principle and help support its adoption among other cooperatives.

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DEI Knowledge

Empower your team with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training to increase knowledge and boost confidence with topics that can often come with anxiety and tension, shape the conversation, and influence outcomes within your credit union.

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DEI Partnerships

The Credit Union Movement knows the power of cooperation and can make a more significant impact when we work together. OCUL is proud to partner with many organizations within our Movement whose primary focus lies in the DEI space.

Find partners from this list to collaborate with to help your credit union become more in-tuned with diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices that enrich the lives of credit unions and transform the way we serve and engage in our communities.

African-American CU Coalition

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. We are a non-profit organization of African-American professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry.

Inclusiv

Inclusiv believes that true financial inclusion and empowerment is a fundamental right.

Filene

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National Credit Union Administration

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Ohio Diversity Council

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Huddle Community

Connect with credit union peers across the state on this platform where you can share ideas, collaborate and solve problems collectively.

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