Wake Forest University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Wake Forest University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website https://www.sacscoc.org.

The School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, the American Bar Association, and is listed as an approved school by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association and by the Board of Law Examiners and the Council of the North Carolina State Bar.

The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business.

The School of Medicine is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the joint accrediting body of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association. The Wake Forest University Physician Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA). For more information on the accreditation status of the program, visit the ARC-PA website or the medical school website. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). 

The program in counseling leading to the master of arts in education degree is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

Wake Forest University is a member of many major institutional organizations and associations at the national, regional and statewide levels, including the following: The American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Southern Universities Conference, the North Carolina Conference of Graduate Schools, the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Universities, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. In addition, many offices of the University are members of associations which focus on particular aspects of university administration.

Wake Forest has chapters of the principal national social fraternities and sororities, professional fraternities and honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. There is an active chapter of the American Association of University Professors on campus.