Muslim students are calling on the University of Colorado leaders to create a prayer room in the school's Engineering Center.

The Daily Camera reports that Muslim students say they currently perform their obligatory, five-times daily prayers under a set of stairs at the Boulder school.

Muslim engineering students say they can end up praying two to four times a day in the public, noisy spot. They recently delivered a petition for a private prayer room to campus leaders.

Campus spokesman Bronson Hilliard says the university is looking at what kind of space they could legally create. He says they can't label something a prayer room or put any permanent faith symbol on it.

Hilliard says such a room would probably be a designated space for quiet activities and reflection.