Research demonstrates that student engagement supports academic success (Kuh, 2001). Engagement is broader than the amount of time and effort that students devote to their studies. University curriculum, allocation of resources, educationally purposeful activities, and support services also facilitate the student experience and outcomes. Leaders in post secondary institutions need to take an inclusive approach to student engagement and realize that student success is a shared responsibility with students, faculty, and staff members all contributing to the campus experience. Taking a holistic approach to the campus experience, student engagement can be understood as a function of physical activity and health interacting with the institution's culture, policies and practices. This paper explores the literature on active healthy living and student engagement, with discussion on the implications for leadership within the university environment.