Unrecognized organizations are those that were either previously recognized by Wake Forest University and lost that privilege through a University conduct process. Wake Forest does not sanction the activities of unrecognized organizations or provide any support, oversight or advisement for such organizations. 

Unrecognized organizations may present a significant challenge to student health and safety. These groups lack support or oversight from the University. In addition, unrecognized groups do not receive university training and/or education on managing an organization or harm prevention (including but not limited to Social Host Training, Alcohol Skills Training Programs, T.I.P.S. and the FSL PreventZone). Because these groups are unrecognized, they also do not have registered faculty advisors to mentor members and advise the organization.

There are two organizations that were recognized previously by the University, but as a result of conduct sanctions, are no longer recognized yet still operate. As the University is currently closed for expansion, there are not plans for these organizations to regain recognition in the near future.

Delta Kappa Epsilon – also referred to as DEKES and Psi Delta. Delta Kappa Epsilon lost university recognition in October 2018 through at least May 2022. Delta Kappa Epsilon is recognized by the national organization.

Kappa Sigma – also referred to as Kappa Sig and KSig. The chapter lost university recognition in Spring 2014. The chapter currently operating in Winston-Salem is recognized by the national organization.