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12 March 2020

By now you’ve probably driven past that impressive structure taking form out on Arrowhead Drive. Our new location is a culmination of many things finally coming together, and it will be welcomed as much for its size as for its appearance. So, you may be wondering why we felt we needed a new credit union. It’s only fitting that we use our new blog to address that question, as well as others you may have.

In 1958, we began over at the university as Slippery Rock State Teachers College Federal Credit Union. After the college was renamed to Slippery Rock University, we became Slippery Rock University Federal Credit Union. Our name was officially changed to SRU Federal Credit Union in 1983. In 2006, we moved from the Slippery Rock University campus to our current location, which has served us well over the years and we’ve made a lot of progress here. We’ve held parking lot picnics, Trunk-or-Treats, International Credit Union days, a fudge-off, and infamous pizza days. We’ve witnessed retirements, the addition of new staff, and the service of many great volunteer Directors. We’ve built new offices by cutting into a closet to create extra space! The credit union has run out room to grow and that means we need a bigger building.

The current Board of Directors and the staff of the credit union are committed to creating a space that allows for privacy, advancements in technology, competitive offerings in the field of banking, and the ability to offer our members what has always been our number one goal: the very best in service!

New SRU building under construction

What will be different and what will stay the same? We’ll continue to treat our members like family. The credit union industry motto is “People Helping People”, and we’re dedicated that mission! You will remain our top priority! You’ll see the same smiling faces and get the same stellar service! What will be different? We’ll be implementing even more ways to ensure you will always have a unique, friendly, professional, and secure banking experience. That will include some new technology and plenty of new spaces with adequate privacy for you to meet with staff members. We’ll even have a place where you can pour yourself a hot cup of coffee or a cold soda, have a seat in the lobby, and prepare your transactions.

We hope you’re as excited as we are for this new chapter at SRU Federal Credit Union. Keep coming back here for more pictures and updates as we get closer to the big move!