Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr Vincent HendersonLetter from Vincent Henderson

Teachers Credit Union is a place where members, team members and community members feel that they belong. It has been this way since our founding during the Great Depression when a group of teachers joined together to lend to others in need.

Over the past 90 years, much has changed, but our commitment to our core values of kindness, respect, and integrity is steadfast. We remain committed to each other, our members, and our communities. These values and the credit union mission of ‘people helping people’ call on us to:

  • Extend opportunities to people and our communities who have been excluded.
  • Prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, ensuring our members and team members feel they are valued, safe, included, respected, and justly treated regardless of their racial identity, faith, or gender; and
  • Be a leader in our commitment to deepen and support marginalized communities by promoting financial inclusion, equity, and economic opportunity.

With a task force and a leadership position devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion, TCU is committed to a path of rigorous and continuous self-evaluation to make progress in the workplace and in serving members, ensuring that we live our values. As a credit union, we are also deeply involved in the communities we serve, and our leadership in fostering equality of opportunity extends to our financial support for and personal outreach to organizations that share the same goal. We are committed at all levels to allocating our human and economic resources toward fulfilling the vision of a truly inclusive society. 

From our team members to our board members, we have developed lasting partnerships that we look forward to strengthening to help bring about the change that is needed in our community. We invite you to join us.

Dr. Vincent Henderson
Board Chair



Heroes Camp

TCU is very happy to help support the Sports and Fitness Program of Heroes’ Camp Inc.!  A grant of $5,000 will help support the cost of gym shoes, basketballs and backpacks for the young teens attending the program.  Pictured left to right:  Deric Garner, TCU Service Center Manager; Jackie Burns Rucker, TCU Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion; Bobbie Magley of Heroes Camp Inc.


D.E.I. Podcasts

Featured Podcast - Mental Wellbeing for Military Families

In honor of Memorial Day, Guest host Blake Gilley talks to Area Service Manager Celeste Jones about mental wellness as it relates to service members and their families. Celeste draws on her experience as both the daughter and spouse of a service member.

Previous Podcasts

Jackie Rucker is TCU’s first Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this episode of TCU Talks, Rucker shares how she’s helping TCU ensure that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are not buzzwords — but a way of life in the workplace and in how members are served.

In honor of Memorial Day, guest host Blake Gilley talks to Celeste Jones about mental wellness as it relates to service members and their families. Celeste, an Area Service Manager for TCU, draws on her experience as both the daughter and spouse of a service member.

In observance of International Transgender Day of Visibility, we thought it was the perfect time to share a podcast from TCU employee Billie Huston about her journey as a transgender woman. TCU strives to be an inclusive organization and it’s wonderful to know that Billie feels at home here!


Host Jacquelyn Burns-Rucker speaks to TCU's Adam Young and Jeff Sobieralski about socioeconomic diversity.

Part 1: Understanding the Current Housing Market

TCU's VP of Mortgage Lending Ryan Woodruff provides some insight for people looking to buy a home in the current housing market.

Part 2: Understanding Mortgage Financing in the Current Housing Market

Ryan Woodruff, TCU's VP of Mortgage Lending, continues his discussion with Jackie Burns-Rucker, Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, on what to expect when buying a home in today's market.

TCU Team Members (and siblings) Pedro and Gabe Arreola talk to host Jackie Rucker about their roles at TCU, and also shed some light on their experience growing up within a rich mix of Mexican and American cultures.

Host Jacquelyn Burns-Rucker speaks to Melissa Diaz-Rosario, TCU's Service Center Manager in Whiting, IN, about growing up as a first-generation Hispanic American, coming to work for TCU and serving members of the Hispanic community in Whiting. Read transcript

Angie Salazar, Manager at TCU's St. John Service Center, and Veronica Simms, Assistant Manager for TCU's Valparaiso Service Center on Roosevelt Road, speak with Jackie about how Hispanic Heritage Month at times is narrowly defined to mean people of Mexican heritage, when in fact it embraces a wide diversity of cultures across the western hemisphere. Read transcript

What is Juneteenth and its historical significance? Listen in on this discussion with Richard Pierce, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of the AnBryce Scholars Initiative at the University of Notre Dame. 

Jackie does an interview with Blake Gilley, Area Service Manager for TCU's New Albany, IN branch about the importance of recognizing Pride Month in the workplace. 

Member Resources

Translation services are available at local branches.
Tenemos representantes que hablan Español en oficinas locales.