SQE demanded Armstrong speak out publicly against the Sustainable Financial Model, invest in minority education fields and change Cal Poly’s Student Success Fee structure.
The man said he was a “performance artist” before warning passengers of a bomb on a later bus.
“This arrest further reiterates that there is no place for hate at Cal Poly,” President Armstrong said.
The threat included references to hanging him, as well as an anti-Semitic slur.
Nearly 130 Cal Poly community members were in attendance at the 9 p.m. protest on Veterans’ Day.
“I expect people to voice concerns and ask questions — tough questions. I’m actually on everybody’s side here.”
While the university is considering requiring future students to spend their first two years on campus, no formal decisions have been made.