Pawel Wlodkowic, the University's patron, was born in Brudzen on the Skrwa River around 1370 and died in 1435. He was a Płock Canon, lawyer, writer and diplomat. in addition to being a President of the Academy of Cracow and a representative of the Polish King to the Council in Constance. He found fame as a champion of the battle against the policy of hatred propagated by the Teutonic Knights. He fought for freedom and peace and was a pioneer of the European IUS Gentium.
The Pawel Wlodkowic Medal is awarded by the Chapter of Pawel Wlodkowic University College in Płock. It was awarded for the first time in the Jubilee Year 2000, during a formal inauguration of the academic year 2000/2001. It is the highest distinction awarded by the University to: