Understanding how to apply fundamental computer science problem solving skills is quickly becoming a required competency. It is critical to address issues of equity and inclusion so that we can engage all people in learning key concepts in computing.The Third Annual Conference on Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) is intended to serve a premier venue for peer-reviewed research on broadening participation in computing. RESPECT 2018 will be co-located with the 49th Annual ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) on February 21, 2018. As in previous editions of the conference, the RESPECT 2018 proceedings will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. We invite you to attend and learn more about interdisciplinary, research-driven evidence surrounding broadening participation in computing!