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These Photoshoots From Canadian Black Student Groups Will Give You Serious Squad Goals

Sisterhood, diversity and hair always on fleek.

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Last month, McMaster University's Womanists group and Nu Omega Zeta carried out a few different photoshoots around campus to showcase their new members for the 2015-2016 academic school year. The results are simply stunning and super adorable.

The McMaster Womanists group was founded in 2014 by Kayonne Christy (left) and Kermeisha Williams (right).

Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

And they took outfit-coordinating pics to feature the rest of them. 😍

Note: T. Gebremedhen was not photographed.
Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

Note: T. Gebremedhen was not photographed.

They choose to use the term "womanist" rather than "feminist," as it accounts for intersectionality.

Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

The group's mission is to provide a safe, positive and inclusive space for black women and other WoC on and off McMaster’s campus.

They also advocate for queer, trans and indigenous women.
Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

They also advocate for queer, trans and indigenous women.

While also slaying on campus, of course.

Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

Most recently, the group organized a coffeehouse event, with all proceeds going to FemCare Hamilton.

FemCare Hamilton provides feminine hygiene products to homeless women and non-gender binary folks in the area.
Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

FemCare Hamilton provides feminine hygiene products to homeless women and non-gender binary folks in the area.

But they also hit the books as hard as they work towards their mission.

Their academic disciplines range from English, sociology and psychology to life sciences, statistics and math.
Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

Their academic disciplines range from English, sociology and psychology to life sciences, statistics and math.

And they're giving us major natural hair envy while doing it all.

Serious #squadgoals.
Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar / Via McMaster Womanists

Serious #squadgoals.

Founded in 2011, Nu Omega Zeta is Canada's first all-black sorority.

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Above are the founding mothers.

They recently introduced their Gamma Class.

Who did an adorable photoshoot, we might add.
Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

Who did an adorable photoshoot, we might add.

The sorority's purpose is "to establish and promote the growth and enrichment of black undergraduate students," while also enhancing their educational experience.

Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

With a focus on sisterhood, volunteerism and knowledge as their three pillars.

Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

Once one becomes a member of Nu Omega Zeta, each "little sister" is placed with a "big sister."

This is done to create a life-long family-type bond within the sorority.
Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

This is done to create a life-long family-type bond within the sorority.

The sorority also aims to be diverse in every way.

The sisters come from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, religious and academic backgrounds.
Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

The sisters come from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, religious and academic backgrounds.

And if you catch them on campus, you'll probably see them performing some wicked step routines.

Black Earth Studios / Via Nu Omega Zeta

If it's any contest, these Canadian students are serving some serious squad and student sorority goals.

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Nael Hubaishi & Mahad Abukar

Slayyyyyy.