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To help every person of every background embrace their diversity and feel a sense of belonging in the field that they pursue.

To build a movement that:

1. brings to light the experiences of post-secondary education students in computer science-related fields,

2. encourages reflection and conversation on the state of students of all backgrounds,

3. and uses data to drive progress that fosters a culture of inclusion and belonging in post-secondary education.

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About Us



We are fundamentally a student-driven movement. We believe that students should have a say in actively shaping their educational experience, and so they should be informed. Every year, we work with student leaders to run a social media campaign that puts faces to these statistics. By creating portraits with the statistics, we create an online gallery that sheds light on the challenges of underrepresented students and inspires the community to take action.



We are stronger together. Our focus is on connecting campuses from all over to advocate for equity in education. And it’s not a competition - it’s a collaborative effort between schools towards a common goal: diversity and inclusion. In this vein, we aggregate all data from all participating campuses to form a benchmark that drives accountability in technology education.



It is critical that our data drives progress. Thus, we believe in keeping departments informed with updated and detailed analysis of the climate at their campuses. Identifying key areas and challenges will help fuel data-driven decisions that effectively alleviate the circumstances and eventually close the gap.

Our Approach


Brown University - Luna Ito-Fisher

Carnegie Mellon University - Samara McCallum

Rutgers University - Kuhu Halder

New York University - Benny He

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Jocelyn Collado

University of Maryland - Devika Elakara

Vanderbilt University - Anna Zhang

Drexel University - Josh Silapheth

Harvard University - Parita Shah

University of Pennsylvania - Carly Ryan

Previous Campus Directors

University of Pennsylvania

Catherine Qiao

Lucia Huo


Brown University

Luna Ito-Fisher

Duke University

Kassen Qian

Shruthi Kumar

Rutgers University

Madhu Sivaraj

The Percentage Project provides resources to independent students who want to lead a data driven advocacy campaign on their campus. These students utilize our resources to provide their peers a platform to be heard and to advocate for their community.

Campus Directors


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