College students have a strong right to privacy and are legally considered independent adults. It may be considered against the law for UWRF to ask individual students if they have a disability. There is a self-disclosure process students are expected to voluntarily initiate for requesting this kind of personal attention. It should be either the student or a legally authorized representative who makes the request (family members and friends rarely have that legal status).
A convenient way to submit the request at UWRF is by using the Self-Disclosure Form that is available from the Ability Services Office and this website.
As part of the self-disclosure process students should also make an appointment to meet with a staff member of the Ability Services Office, and submit a written report of the disability. The report is often called documentation.