Legal experts and advocates say evidence from an at-home rape kit wouldn't be admissible in court.
Fewer than 14 percent of emergency rooms in the U.S. have professionals trained to gather evidence.
The university had been sharply criticized for how it handled reports of sexual assault.
In Squamish, British Columbia, a lack of access to rape kits hobbled sexual assault investigations.
Sarah Ratchford's latest round-up of the previous week's highlights and lowlights in the world of gender politics.