Energy levels in 68Cu are calculated using the core-coupling model. Levels in the odd nuclei 65Cu, 67Cu, and 69Zn are first calculated to find the appropriate core-coupling parameters. These parameters are then used along with a zero-range proton-neutron interaction to calculate levels in 68Cu. In the model the second excited state is predicted to be a 3+ level rather than the (3-) level currently assigned in the nuclear data sheets. The ordering of the quartet formed by coupling the p32 proton to the g92 neutron is predicted to be 6-, 3-, 4-, 5-. NUCLEAR STRUCTURE Core-coupling model calculation of energy levels in 68Cu, 65Cu, 67Cu, 69Zn, 67Ni.