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.

African-American Credit Union Coalition

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

CU DEI Collective

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.


TruStage's experienced DEI advisors can help assess current efforts and guide a plan to activate or accelerate them, tailored to specific credit union needs and resources.

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.

Filene Research Institute

Filene's Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides resources and conducts research on diversity, equity and inclusion practices in credit unions as a model for the larger financial services sector.

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

Ohio Diversity Council

Through a variety of events and programs, the Ohio Diversity Council serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state of Ohio.


With Movement roots, Coopera helps credit union stay true to their cooperiatve philosophies while finding meaningful ways to be inclusive when expanding into new markets.